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Achievements

2017

  • Released an Original EP "The Journey On Earth, vol. 2: Stories of Time"
  • Toured in Taiwan, U.S. and Europe
  • All the songs in this EP are premiered on the U.S. Media
  • "The Chaos Of The Snow" is selected by Jazziz magazine
  • Interviewed by U.S. Jazz Radio, Female entrepreneur and Fashion magazine
  • Performed in Rome

2016

  • Launched the blog www.amandayiyen.com, integrating creative Music, Fashion, Idea and Journey

2014

  • Selected by AIESEC as the top 50 influential people from Taiwan
  • Released the original EP, "The Journey On Earth, Vol.1: Unknown"
  • Collaborated with Paul Wickliffe, the mixing engineer of Mariah Carey for "The Journey On Earth, Vol.1: Unknown"
  • Obtain the scholarship from a language school in Milan, Italy. Moved to Milan from New York

2013

  • Performed a electronic and Jazz/Pop show on "Taiwan Week" in NYC
  • Collaborated with the Bassist from Village Vanguard big band for the original EP "The Journey on Earth, Vol.1: Unknown "

2012

  • Obtained "Aliens with extraordinary ability"visa of the United States and move to Manhattan, New York.
  • Interviewed by a website "www.womany.net"
  • Performed in "Asian music connection" festival and"Asian Film Festival" with Joanna Wang

2011

  • TEDx Taipei performer and speaker for the event "The power of Journey"
  • Interviewed by MOT/TIME for the event "The power of Journey" by TEDx Taipei
  • Interviewed by "Chew People magazine" in the series of the best hand craft in Taiwan
  • Performed in "Golden Horse Awards" (Asian version of Oscar)
  • Performed in Taichung and Shanghai Jazz Festival
  • Performed House music party with the celebrity DJ Xuan Liu in Taipei
  • Gave a speech for the big event "one carat dreams" as a dream achiever
  • Arranger of the Artist under Sony music, Joanna Wang's album "The adventure of Bernie the schoolboy"

2010

  • Release the first Jazz album "Jazz without Time Zones"
  • Invited by Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play
  • E-piano for the masterpiece of Hollywood famous composer, George Fenton "The Blue Planet"
  • Invited by a famous lounge club "BARCODE" to perform "Jazzy Vogue Party" as keyboard player and vocalist
  • Tour performance for  the album "Jazz without Time Zones" across Taiwan
  • Invited by Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play the keyboard for Andrea Bocelli tour concerts
  • Invited by Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play the piano with the soundtrack composer "Joe Hisaishi" in Taiwan
  • Invited by Canadian flutist "Ron Korb" to play the piano in the tour concerts in Taiwan
  • Interviewed by the biggest Taiwanese classical website "T-classical"
    Giving a full speech for the "Chopin and Jazz" master class organized by Starbucks

2009

  • As the representative and spoke model for KORG, World leader musical instruments
  • Playing Electronic Show "Jazz Vogue Party" at the most popular night club "Room 18"
  • Performing Jazz Master class by Eslite Bookstore
  • Performing Jazz Trio at concert hall of the Industrial Bank of Taiwan

2008

  • Recording piano tracks for a theater play "The importance of being earnest" produced by National Theater of Canada.
  • Teaching Keyboard and Music Theory in Hwa Gan High school of Arts
    Composing original soundtrack for the documentary, Lust Caution, produced by Phoenix TV channel.

2006

  • Performing at Upstairs, House of Jazz in Montreal Canada

2004

  • Accepted by McGill University, Faculty of Music, Concentration on Jazz Piano

2003

  • Studied at Musi-Technic college in Montreal Canada

2002

  • Played Oboe Concerto in the university concert
  • Performed in China with Taiwanese Youth woodwind band

2001

  • Accepted with the highest marks by Fu Jen University, Department of Music, Major in Piano
  • Accepted by National Taipei University of Arts, Department of Music, Major in Oboe

1998

  • Performed across Europe (France, Austria, Hungary, Romania) with Taiwanese Youth orchestra

1997

  • Performed in the Lincoln Center, New York, with Double-Ten Junior Orchestra Performance

1995

  • The third time to represent Taiwan to Thailand (Bangkok) to perform the composition, "Syncopation Violin"
  • Performed Haydn C major oboe concerto at the graduation concert of Guang-Fu elementary school

1994

  • Tour in Australia with Guang-Fu elementary school orchestra
  • Obtained music scholarship for 5 years since 1994 to 1998

1992

  • The second time represent Taiwan to Indonesia to perform the composition, "The Dancing Girl"

1991

  • The first time to represent Taiwan to Singapore to perform the composition, "Happy Holidays

Awards

2014

  • The first and only Taiwanese musician selected by Cirque Du Soleil as an oboist and back singer

2010

  • Elected as "The New Pride of Taiwan"

2008

  • The first and only Taiwanese musician selected by Cirque Du Soleil as keyboardist

2002

  • Champion in Montreal International Music Camp Piano Competition

2001

  • Champion in Taichung City Oboe Competition
  • Winner of National Taiwan oboe competition
  • The only person accepted by National Taiwan University of Arts, Department of Music with the highest marks, major in oboe
  • Accepted by Fu Jen Catholic University Department of music with the highest  marks, major in piano
  • Champion in YAMAHA Electone Competition in Taichung City
  • Second place in National Taiwan Electone Competition
  • Third Place for the Pop Music Singing Contest organized by the Department of Arts in Fu Jen Catholic University.

2000

  • Second place in YAMAHA Electronic Organ Competition in Taichung City
  • Second place in National Taiwan YAMAHA Piano Concerto Competition

1998

  • Accepted with highest marks in piano section by National Tainan College of Arts
  • Champion in the pop music singing contest organized by National Tainan College of Arts

1997

  • Champion in Oboe Competition of Taichung city.
  • Champion in National Taiwan Oboe Competition
  • Second Place in Piano Competition of Taichung city.
  • The winner of National Taiwan Piano Competition

1996

  • Second place in Oboe Competition of Taichung city. Second place in
    National Taiwan Oboe Competition

1995

  • Selected as special talent and outstanding children. The honor is awarded by Ministry of Education
  • Second place in Speech Competition of Taichung City
  • The third time to be the representative to represent Taiwan to perform original composition in Thailand
  • Obtained six years of YAMAHA scholarship

1994

  • Champion in National Taiwan Electronic Organ Competition
  • Champion in Piano Competition of Taichung City

1993

  • The winner in Taichung City piano competition

1992

  • The second time to be the representative to represent Taiwan to perform original composition in Indonesia

1991

  • The only representative to represent Taiwan to perform original composition in Singapore with other representative from other Asian countries and Australia

1990

  • Awarded highest honor of YAMAHA Junior Original Concert Series and toured in Taiwan
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