"Jessica Jiang is one of the most engaging personalities that I have ever met in my half a century of teaching.
Firstly because of her outstanding musicianship, curious to explore all artistic territories, which she accomplishes with talent.
Also by her capacity to communicate her enthusiasm to the audience, through a remarkable charisma. She loves her audience, that is the mark of true artists"
flutist Jessica Jiang is the Associate Principal Flutist of the Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden.
Previously she held the position of Solo Piccolo & Flutist with the Orchestre Régional de Cannes P.A.C.A. as well as Principal Flute with the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire in Paris. She has also been guest Principal Flutist with the Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Tours (France) and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has also played with Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy and the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart.
Jiang has performed as soloist with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, La Follia Chamber Orchestra of Alsace, the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Youth Orchestra. In Paris, she was invited as soloist at the 4th French Flute Convention “Taffanel and his legacy”, and also performed Berio "Sequenza I" in the production “Integral of the Sequenzas of Berio” at the Cité de la Musique. She has also given many solo recitals in Paris and Cannes (France), Louvain-la-neuve (Belgium), Sichuan (China), Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia).
Born in Cheng Du, China and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Jiang began her musical studies on the piano at an early age. She began playing the flute at the age of 10, and went on to win many local competitions such as the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship and the Hephzibah Menuhin Award.
Whilst in Australia, she was Principal Flute in the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet productions of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker at Melbourne's Hamer Hall. She was also Principal Flute in the orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Northey for “Opera in the Alps” & “Opera in the Market” concerts hosted by Australian Music Events. In 2010, she toured internationally with the Australian Youth Orchestra, performing at the BBC Proms under the direction of Sir Mark Elder.
In 2011, she was accepted to study at the prestigious Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), having passed the entrance exam with a unanimous vote. She studied with Pierre-Yves Artaud, obtaining her Master of Music degree in 2014 with the highest marks "Very Good, unanimous". Jiang also holds a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from the École Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot Conservatoire. In Australia, she was a Young Academy musician at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2010, she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Melbourne - Faculty of The Victorian College of the Arts, where she studied with Margaret Crawford and Derek Jones. She has since been invited back to give masterclasses to the Woodwind class.
Jiang is also an enthusiastic chamber musician. During her studies in Melbourne, she played in a duo with guitarist Daniel Nistico. They have given concerts in renowned venues across Melbourne, and have performed live on local and national radio stations 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM. In Australia, she has also performed in ensembles as part of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Festival and the Coolart Jazz Festival.
In 2016, Jiang was a founding member of the new music ensemble LUX, dedicated to performing new creations by established and emerging Australian and French composers. She was also invited to be professor in international music festvals in France, “Petites Mains Symphoniques" and “Festiv’Academies Haute Correze".
In 2018, Jessica Jiang obtained a Soloist Diploma under the guidance of Mario Caroli at the Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg in Germany.
Awards won :
Finalist – Melbourne Prize for Music, Development Award category (Australia)
2013: Audience Award – 47th International Flute Competition of Budapest (Hungary)
2013: 2nd prize (no 1st prize awarded) – National Flute Competition of Golbey (France)
2011: 1st prize – 8th International Flute Competition “Leonardo de Lorenzo” (Italy)
2011: 2nd prize – 17th National Young Flutist Competition (France)
2009: 2nd prize – International Flute Competition of Australia
For my CV, please go to my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jessica-jiang/34/a38/966