Piano

Praised by the New York Sun as showing “exceptional talent for a woman of her age,” Qing Jiang is emerging as a unique artist, who works passionately to reach others with her pursuits as a performer, teacher, and arts advocate. As a soloist, she has performed to acclaim across the United States and China in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Jordan Hall, Steinway Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Central Conservatory in Beijing. Jiang has also appeared at many of America’s leading music festivals including Music@Menlo, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Yellow Barn, the Perlman Music Program, and the Aspen Music Festival, where she performed as a soloist with the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra. Through these festivals, she has worked closely with leading pedagogues including Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Gilbert Kalish, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Lawrence Lesser, Menaham Pressler, and the Weilerstein Duo.

Passionate and dynamic as a chamber musician, Jiang was a founding member of the NEC Honors Ensemble Trio ING, and she has collaborated with notable artists including Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Bonnie Hampton, members from Takács Quartet and Peabody Trio.

In 2011, with her duo partner, she performed Schumann Violin Sonata in D Minor in Carnegie Hall as part of Christian Tetzlaff’s Professional Training Workshop. Of their performance, the New York Times wrote that the piece’s “turbulent contrasts and lyrical interludes … were passionately rendered by these two fiery musicians whose vigorous playing elicited sustained applause.” Her upcoming engagements include concerts with Chameleon Arts Ensemble, debut with Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and trio-in-residence at the Silicon Valley Music Festival.

A native of Zhenjiang, China, Jiang began studying piano with her mother at age three. She gave her American debut recital at Arizona State University at age 17, where she subsequently was offered a four-year full scholarship to study with Caio Pagano. Upon graduation, she received the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke national scholarship, and continued her graduate studies at the Juilliard School with Robert McDonald. Jiang holds a doctoral degree in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Wha Kyung Byun.

Committed to education, Jiang has been on the Piano and Chamber Music Faculty at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School since 2010. In addition, from 2008–2011, she served as the Coordinator of the Secondary Piano Program in the NEC College, and in the summer of 2012 she joined the faculty at the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program. In the fall, Jiang also began appointments as Staff Pianist and Musical Studies faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music.

B.M. Arizona State University, M.M. The Juilliard School, D.M.A. New England Conservatory. Also faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Qing Jiang's website

 

2012-10-18


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