She has commissioned and championed over 100 works in the fifteen years working with composers internationally. Her recent world premieres include Big Bang! by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland, Cepheid Variables by Canadian composer Michael Oesterle, Schappchenjagd by American composer Peter Edward, and Canadian premiere of View From Olympus by John Psathas.
Aiyun is a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) in Montreal. She is the first faculty member from the Performance Department at McGill to receive a research grant from Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). Her current projects include “Saving Percussion Theatre”, a DVD project which will be released on Mode Records in 2011.
Aiyun was born in Kaohsiung, a city in the southern part of Taiwan. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Faculty Fellow at UCSD. Currently, she is the Chair of the Percussion Area as well as director of the McGill Percussion Ensemble at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.