Taiwanese musician and actress Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) has been named one of the most outstanding young leaders in the Entertainment and Sports category of the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” list released April 1 – the only Taiwanese to make the list this year.
Ouyang, 18, plays the guitar, piano, and cello. In 2012, she became the youngest cellist to stage a solo recital at the Concert Hall of Taiwan, and in 2013 she started attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Ouyang has released two albums since 2015 including the classical album “15” and “Cello Loves Disney.”
Lauding the actress as one who “manages to do the impossible,” Forbes noted that Ouyang is serious about pursuing her career as a musician, while also gaining in popularity as an Asian actress in films such as “Secret Fruit” and “Bleeding Steel.” She resumed her studies at Berklee College of Music in September 2018.
“Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” is an annual list that presents the “brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators” in the region, selected by a group of reporters and judges. The 2019 edition honors 300 game-changers out of more than 2,000 entries, representing 23 countries and areas in the Asia Pacific.