A leading harpist and teacher in Taiwan and Asia, Shannon Chieh has been principal harpist with the National Symphony of Taiwan and faculty of National Taiwan Normal University since 1999. Former principal harpist with the Knoxville and San Antonio symphony orchestras, Ms. Chieh presented her New York debut recital in Carnegie Hall in 2000. Since then, she has been active in the international harp scene, including served as soloist and jury member at Japan International Harp Competition and Singapore Harpfest. Currently, Ms. Chieh also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress.
Ms. Chieh is the artistic director of Pink Moon Music Theatre where she has produced many multimedia music theatre works and concerts since 2003. Her newest project is the First Taiwan International Harp Festival 2015, where she serves as the founder and music director of the event that involves near 40 musicians and artists worldwide.
Ms. Chieh received her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from Indiana University and Diplome Superieur de Concertiste from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Her major teachers are among the most prestigious names: Susann McDonald, Catherine Michel, Isabelle Perrin and Han-An Liu. Ms. Chieh has also released four solo recordings under Elite/BMG label and published poetry and travel books in Taiwan. This is her 18th summer with AYO.