Biography: Jiānà Péng

Eighteen-year-old Jiānà Péng , from Sichuan, China, is pursuing a the bachelor’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a piano student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Ms. Peng made her orchestral debut with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in Severance Hall, playing Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major. She has also performed with the CIM Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante (Spain), under batons of Carl Topilow, Kimbo Ishii-Eto, and Uri Segal. Ms. Peng is also a winner of the Nice International Piano Competition (France), American Open Music Competition (China), Steinway Piano Competition in (Western China), the 14th Cleveland Pops Orchestra Music Scholarship Competition and the CIM Concerto Competition, Ms. Peng has performed in master classes with Jerome Lowenthal, Tamás Ungár, John Perry, Ilana Vered, and Lee Kum Sing. In 2013, CIM presented her with the Dr. Joseph and Bess Scharff Leven Prize in Piano.