Ouyang Nana, born June 15, 2000, is known and famous for being a Taiwanese singer, musician and actress, known for coming of age romance film Secret Fruit and the cyberpunk action film Bleeding Steel.Inspired by cellist Mei-Ying Liao, Ouyang Nana started playing the guitar at the age of four, piano at the age of five and cello at the age of six. She won first place in cello and guitar and second place in piano at the Wenhua Taiwan Cup Music Competition in Taiwan. She started attending the music program at Dunhua Elementary School (敦化國民小學) in 2008 and graduated from the school in 2012 with top honors.
In 2010, she was admitted to study cello at the Affiliated Junior High School of National Taiwan Normal University. The same year, she became the principal cellist of the Century Youth Orchestra. In 2011, she took first place in the Grand Taiwan National Music Competition in both the cello and string quartet categories and first place in the National Music Competition of Taiwan. She has also participated in the National Cello Institute Summer Festival in the U.S. and 2011 Salut Summer Festival in Taitung.
In 2012, Ouyang became the youngest cellist to give a solo recital debut in Concert Hall of Taiwan.The same year, she won the First Award at the Taiwan School Year 100 National Music Competition and was accepted to the junior high music program at National Taiwan Normal University.
In 2013, Ouyang began attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.She then held a series of sold-out concerts in Taiwan and was invited by Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan to perform in their concert.
Ouyang left the Curtis Institute of Music in 2015. She then signed with Universal Music Group’s Mercury Classics label and released her solo debut album 15, a classical album.
In 2016, she released her first single, “Warming Your Winter,” for her first television drama, Yes! Mr. Fashion, produced by Mandopop producer Jim Lee.
In 2017, she released her second album, Cello Loves Disney. In December, she performed at the Oscars of science, where she performed a rendition of “See You Again” alongside American rapper Wiz Khalifa. Ouyang became the first Asian person to perform at the event.
Ouyang first attracted attention with her appearance in the 2014 romance film, Beijing Love Story where she played a cellist.She next starred in the sports film To the Fore,where she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the Macau International Film Festival.
In 2016, she began filming for the science fiction film, Bleeding Steel with Jackie Chan. The same year, she made her small-screen debut in the romance comedy drama Yes! Mr. Fashion opposite Chen Xuedong.
In 2017, she was cast as the female lead in the youth film Secret Fruit, based on the novel of the same name by Rao Xueman.
In 2018, she was cast as the female lead in the fantasy adventure drama The Great Ruler opposite Roy Wang.
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