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Achievements

2018

  • Open the Fashion Store on Blog

2017

  • Release an Original EP " The Journey On Earth, vol. 2: Stories of Time",
    and toured in Taiwan, U.S. and Europe
  • All the songs in this EP are premiered on the U.S Media "Vents Magazine" ,
    "Asian Pop Weekly" , "AXS" , "Entertainmentwise".  One of the songs "The
    Chaos Of The Snow" is selected by Jazziz magazine in the summer
    compilation. Interviewed by U.S. Jazz Radio, Female entrepreneur magazine
    and Fashion magazine

2016

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

2015

  • Mix the original EP "The Journey on Earth, Vol. 2"  in Berlin with the
    producer of a popular European band, Jazzanova.

2014

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

2013

  • Perform a electronic and Jazz/Pop show on "Taiwan Week" in NYC
  • Collaborate with the Bass player from Village Vanguard for the original EP
    "The Journey on Earth, Vol.1: Unknown "

2012

  • Obtain "Aliens with extraordinary ability"visa of the United States and
    move to Manhattan, New York.
  • Interviewed by an arts/design/fashion/lifestyle website "www.womany.net"
  • Performing 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
  • Performing in "Golden Horse Awards" (Asian version of Oscar)
  • Performing in Taichung and Shanghai Jazz Festival
  • Performing House music party with the celebrity DJ Xuan Liu in Luxy night
    club
  • Giving a speech for the big event "one carat dreams" as a dream achiever
    in the eslite bookstore "Giving a full speech for the Jazz music esthetics
    master class
  • 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
    very famous Asian animation soundtrack composer "Joe Hisaishi" for his
    tour performances 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 and instructing the Jazz Master class organized by Eslite
    Bookstore
  • Performing Jazz trio concert at the 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
  • Tour performance 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

  • Tour performance 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

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 a
    keyboardist

2002

  • Championship in Montreal International Music Camp Piano Competition

2001

  • Championship in Taichung City Oboe Competition and represented Taichung
    city to participate in National Taiwan Oboe Competition
  • Winner of National Taiwan oboe competition
  • Sole acceptee of National Taiwan University of Arts, Department of Music.
    Highest music marks, major in oboe
  • Accepted by Fu Jen Catholic University Department of music .Highest music
    marks, major in piano
  • Championship 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 Electone (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. Major in piano Championship in the pop music singing contest
    organized by National Tainan College of Arts

1997

  • Championship in Oboe Competition of Taichung city. Championship in
    National Taiwan Oboe Competition
  • Second Place in Piano Competition of Taiching 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

1994

  • Championship in National Taiwan Electone (Electronic Organ) Competition
  • Championship 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 and
    Australian countries

1995

  • Awarded highest honor of YAMAHA Junior Original Concert Series, toured in
    Taiwan
  • Obtained six years of YAMAHA scholarships
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