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Film Composer Yi-Chen Chiang Earns Awards/Accolades for Music Scores Resonating with Audiences

Ashley Jude Collie

May 22, 2023


“A pleasant and talented person to work with. Yi-Chen is detailed and professional when addressing my creative needs, and she expresses her craft along with my vision.” — Zheng Guan, director and writer for The Limbo’s Voyage,

“I feel the mission of creating music is to use music to tell a complete story, as well as the emotions and meaning that I want to express. Without words I can convey my thoughts and stories through music. So, when my music wins an award, I believe the audience/jury understands what I want to express through the music and resonates with those feelings. This kind of musical resonance knows no borders. I am always quite moved and feel that my music is validated.” — Yi-Chen Chiang

This music composer. Has serious. Heat.

Well, Yi-Chen Chiang just got more validation as she earned First Prize at the 2023 Caneres International Music Competition, Vienna, in the Composition category for her work on Coeur Fidèle (The Faithful Heart). The jury enthused that her “music effectively reached highs and lows and told an effective story.”

Indeed, Taiwan-born but LA-based Yi-Chen has previously been proud to win other awards like the prestigious Jon Vickers Film Scoring Award (2021/2022) and was winner of Best Score/Composition at Montage Film Festival (2023). And two celebrated films she scored, Lanny and The Limbo’s Voyage, have both earned numerous Official Selections at festivals worldwide.

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