Jiannan Cheng recently made her European debut conducting and working with Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, and the Munich Hochschule Symphony Orchestra. In the Summer of 2019, she was invited to study with Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Ravenna Festival in Italy, and she was selected to participate in the Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors this fall.

Ms. Cheng was a candidate for the 2017 German Conductors’ Award, and second prize winner of the 4x4 Competition for Composers and Conductors. She also served as an assistant to Marcus Bosch in Heidenheim, Germany where she led a performance of Verdi’s Nabucco. Other past positions include Conducting Fellow of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Cheng currently holds the position of Director of Orchestral Ensembles at Fordham University. She has previously held the position of Adjunct Instructor in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she led performances with the Concert Orchestra and served as the music director of opera productions Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Handel’s Ariodante.