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Sweet Sixteen

by Olivia Chiang

A collection of classical guitar solos, ranging chronologically from the Renaissance to the modern era, including Bach’s Chaconne as well as The Streets of Rio, composed for 16-year-old Olivia Chiang, featured artist of Guitar Salon International.
Genre: Classical: Renaissance
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1. Monsieur’s Almaine
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2. Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne
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3. Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
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4. España, Op. 165: 2. Tango
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5. Mallorca, Op. 202
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6. Lagrima (Variations on a Theme of Tarrega)
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7. Venezuelan Waltz No. 3 (Natalia)
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8. Marchita El Alma
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9. The Streets of Rio
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Olivia Chiang was born on December 19, 1999 in Monterey Park, California. She studied piano at the age of five at Yamaha Music School. Her father James Chiang, a self-taught musician and composer from Taiwan, began to teach her classical guitar when she was seven. After her first public performance of both piano and guitar at Mt. SAC when she was seven, Olivia continued her study of guitar with her father.

She received the Music Diploma of Theory and Perfomance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) when she was 11. She was also selected to attend Christopher Parkening’s masterclass in 2010 and Roland Dyens’ master class in 2011. Olivia was the second place winner of the National Solo Competition from American Strings Teachers Association in 2015. She is a member of American Guitar Foundation, American Guitar Society and Orange County Guitar Circle, where her father is a Showcase Director.

Many composers have composed several classical guitar pieces for her, including Richard Glenn (USA), Alex Chudnovsky (Australia), Carlos Atilano (Venezuela), Maurice Sherbanee (France), Amir Abbasi (Iran), Ricardo Boppre (Brazil), and her own father, James Chiang.

Olivia performed Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto (RV 93) with Irvine Classical Players at the age of 13 with Conductor Maxim Eshkenazy. She also performed Concierto de Aranjuez and Classical Gas with Dr. Buddy Clements’ symphony orchestra at Walnut High School.

One of the many guitar-related projects that Olivia is involved in is the “A Taste of Spain” series, featuring Richard Foss, a speaker for Spanish culture, Jessica Pacheco, a renowned international flamenco dancer, and Olivia on guitar performing the music of Francisco Tárrega, Joaquín Turina and Isaac Albéniz.

At the age of twelve, Olivia made her first video recording – a performance of Bach’s “Prelude and Allegro” (BWV 998) at Guitar Salon International (GSI). One of her most recent videos was her performance of Bach’s “Chaconne” – a historical point in her musical career thus far (2015). She is also the first in classical guitar history to video record Barrios’ “Variation on a Theme by Tarrega (Lagrima)”.

Olivia has been performing at the Fret House, Bowers Museum, Altadena Library, Yorba Linda Library and many other local guitar communities. She continues to perform with the symphony orchestra at Walnut High School, along with solo performances of pieces using fingerings and interpretations by her father, James Chiang. “Sweet Sixteen“ is her first classical guitar album (2016).

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“Technique and musicianship far beyond her years.” -Frank Koonce
“Flawless and astounding!” -Mason Williams
“Extremely talented with a rare gift of musicality.” -Dr. Buddy Clements

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David Grimes

A clear talent with an elevated approach to the music
It is always such a distinct pleasure to hear Olivia Chiang. In addition to having a clear talent and a love for the
instrument, she also brings an elevated approach to the music that is uncommon in one so young.
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Jerry Willard

Beautifully played CD by Olivia Chiang
Beautifully played CD by Olivia Chiang - engaging and musical playing by this young lady. I highly recommended this CD - Jerry Willard
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Gregg Nestor

A star on the rise
Guitarist Olivia Chang is on the rise to be a star in the guitar world. Her understanding of the intricacies and sonic possibilities of the instrument belie her age and maturity. A refreshing approach and highly recommended.
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Daniel Roest

Talented young classical guitarist
An excellent introduction to Olivia Chiang that will inspire young classical guitarists to stretch their skills and repertoire from Renaissance to just recently composed. K-12 music educators take note, Olivia gets it done and is the right age to inspire your students. Like many others, I have watched her grow in technical skill and individual artistry for years. Always moving forward, taking on very difficult repertoire, Olivia stands out among the best teenage classical guitarists today.
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Jovan Pesec

"Sweet sixteen" is a great age.
Seit einer Reihe von Jahren verfolge ich die musikalische Entwicklung von Olivia Chiang. Vornehmlich durch Ihre Videos auf Youtube. Ich beobachte eine kontinuierliche Aufwärtsentwicklung! Diese wird nun mit dieser großartigen CD gekrönt. Von den Tracks gefallen mir besonders gut: Die berühmte "Chaconne" von J.S. Bach und "The Streets of Rio" von Maurice Sherbance. Aber auch alle anderen Tracks sind es wert sie anzuhören. Bravo Olivia. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Debut!
Jovan
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For a number of years, I have been following the musical development of Olivia Chiang. Primarily through her videos on YouTube. I've been watching a continuous upward trend! It is now crowned with this great CD. Of the tracks I liked especially well: the famous "Chaconne" by J.S. Bach and "The streets of Rio" by Maurice Sherbance. But also all the other tracks are worth listening to. Bravo Olivia. Congratulations to the debut!
:-) Jovan
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