Chiang will be a Junior at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Evelyne Brancart. At age four, he began studying piano with Olga Radosavljevich at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was an honored recipient of the Olga Radosavljevich Scholarship from 2005-2007. In 2007, his family moved to Plano, Texas and he continued piano studies throughout high school with Pamela Mia Paul at the University of North Texas. At age 15, he won Grand Prize in the 2012 Plano Symphony Orchestra's Collin County Young Artists Competition and made his orchestral debut performing Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Plano Symphony under Maestro Hector Guzman. In addition to his solo piano activities, William participates as a staff pianist in the IU Orchestras and is a staff accompanist for the IU Secondary Voice Program. William is the recipient of the Edmund Battersby Memorial Scholarship for the festival made possible by Vicki King.