ABOUT NEW ENGLAND YOUTH SYMPHONY and NEW ENGLAND YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The avant-garde New England Youth Symphony (a non-profit 501c3 organization) was founded by the famous violinist—Shan Jiang. Some members of the orchestra are from Yale University alumni families. New England Youth Symphony is committed to the development of music education, music exchange and related Charities. New England Youth Symphony provides free classes for children and the young with disabilities. New England Youth Symphony actively involved in various types of performances in recent years; they have successfully held concerts in the United Nations, Yale and other Ivy League campus. On July 15, 2016, the orchestra came to international by performing a successful concert at Carnegie Hall. NEYS performed in David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center New York City on January 23rd 2017. Currently the New England Youth Symphony and the chamer orchestra are finalizing the weekly rehearsals in Trumbull, Woodbridge and New Haven areas in Connecticut, selected students are rehearsing as NEYS Chamber Players preparing for frequent performances nation wide.
Maestro Shan Jiang graduated from the Juilliard School studying violin with Glenn Dicterow, Donald Weilerstein and Ronald Copes. Maestro Jiang has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Westwood Symphony, Marina Del Ray Westchester Symphony, Young Musicians’ Foundation Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony under the directions of maestros Sergiu Commissiona (Music Director of Vancouver Symphony), Carl St. Clair (Music Director of Pacific Symphony), Frank Fetta (Music Director of Marina Del-Ray Symphony), Mehli Mehta (Music Director of American Youth Symphony) and Alexander Treger. His recordings have been broadcasted through KKGO Radio and KUSC Radio.
Maestro Jiang has been performing in the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony since 2001. He has performed with Yo Yo Ma, Lorin Maazel (Music Director of New York Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa (Music Director of Boston Symphony), Leonard Slatkin (Music Director of National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C.), Sir. Colin Davis (Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Symphony) Kurt Masur (Music Director of the Leipzig Wewandhaus), Joel Smirnoff (first violinist of the world famous Juilliard Quartet) etc. He has performed on tour internationally with the Philharmonic in Europe, Asia and North America, including the historical first visit of American orchestra to Pyongyang North Korea. Mr.Jiang has served as the concertmaster of the Juilliard Symphony, Cosmopolitan Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, USC Symphony, Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony.
As a Broadway and movie studio musician, Mr. Jiang performed as concertmaster in If/Then starring Idina Menzel. He also recorded frequently in many movies including “Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “The Aventure of Tintin” etc., and the upcoming “Zoolander 2”, “The Light Between Oceans” directed by Steven Spielberg.
As music director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Maestro Jiang has led their orchestra to become winner of national youth symphony competitions and many national performances including a concert in Washington D.C. Mr. Jiang has been an active coach in the Scarsdale High School Orchestra where he leads the orchestra to perform in the United Nation frequently. Mr. Jiang currently serves as music director of the New England Youth Symphony.