Kai –Yu Jian, Born in Taipei, Kai-Yu Jian, graduated from the Department of Music, National Taiwan Normal University. She studied with Prof. Chia-Chu Hsu at NTNU. She enrolled into Hochschule für Musik Detmold and studied with Prof. Helman Jung. After Ms. Jian received her “Kuenstlerische Ausbildung” diplom, she has been assigned as the Principal Bassoon of NSO since 2003. In 2006, she earned “Konzertexamen” diplom cum laude.Ms. Jian has received several prestigious awards, including the first prize of the Fox Bassoon Competition (2005) in Beijing, the National Taiwan Normal University Concerto competition, and the Woodwind Quintet Competition of the Pes Culture foundation. She was also recipients of the D.A.A.D. scholarship (2002~03) and 10th Artist scholarship of the Chi-May Culture foundation (1998~99).Ms. Jian has appeared at festivals and orchestras, such as the Pacific Music Festival in Japan (1996 and 2004), the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (2003) in Germany, the Asian Youth Orchestra (1998), and the “Junge Deutsche Philharmonie” (2001~03). In 2005 she was selected to give three recitals for the “Young Star Series” at the Recital Hall of the National Concert Hall, and other venues located in Southern Taiwan. In 2006, she collaborated with the Orchestra of Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, KV. 191, 3rd. mov., with the Orchestra of the Zhongzheng Senior High School in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, KV. 297b. In 2007, Ms. Jian collaborated with Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Otmar Nussio’s Variaioni su un’Arietta di Pergolesi per Fagotto e Orchestra d’archi, and also held a recital in Taipei. She performed with Auftackt Quintet in March, 2008. In May, she was invited to perform with the Winds Ensemble of NTNU in Weber’s Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Op. 35 in Taipei County.
Ms. Jian is currently the Principal Bassoon of NSO, the member of the Taipei Bassoon Express Ensemble and the Taipei Chamber Music Society. In addition, she serves as a faculty member at Shih-Chen University and the Department of Music of National Taiwan University of Arts. She also teaches at Gu Ting Elementary School.