Pianist Qing Jiang, born in Zhenjiang, China, began studying piano with her mother at age three. She won several competitions in her native country before coming to the United States, including top honors in the Jiangsu Province Piano Competition and Pearl River National Piano Competition in Shanghai. In 2000, Qing Jiang gave her American debut recital at Arizona State University where she was part of a Chinese delegation in the Tempe Sister-Cities’ student exchange program. Subsequently, she accepted a four-year full scholarship to ASU. In 2003, she placed first in the ASU concerto competition, and her appearance with the ASU Symphony Orchestra was broadcast on KBAQ radio. As a soloist, Qing Jiang was featured in the concert series of Vladimir Horowitz’s Centennial Birthday celebration at Steinway Hall, the Annual Chinese Week in Phoenix, Shanghai Conservatory and Nanjing Normal University in China, and, Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston.
Qing Jiang has appeared in many music festival including MasterWorks Festival and four years at the Aspen Music Festival as a full scholarship student with eminent piano instructors Ann Schein and Yoheved Kaplinsky. In the summer of 2006, she won the Aspen concerto competition, and performed with the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra at the Benedict Tent. In summer 2008, she was one of the International Performers at Music@Menlo, where she performed and worked with musicians such as Gary Graffman, David Finckel, and Wu Han among others. She also participated numerous master classes by Hung-Kuan Chen, Gabriel Chodos, Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Joseph Kalichstein, Yogeved Kaplinsky, Dokovska Pavolina, Ann Schein, Herbert Stessin, Fou Ts’ong.
An avid chamber musician and a former member of the New Juilliard Ensemble, she performed with her piano trio on Juilliard’s chamber music series at Alice Tully Hall in New York City with her piano trio, praised by the New York Sun ìexceptional talent for a woman of her age.î She also extensively performed at Weill Hall, Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall. A Jack Kent Cook National scholarship recipient, Qing Jiang received a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. She is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate on a full scholarship at New England Conservatory with Ms. Wha-Kyung Byun. Qing Jiang’s primary teachers have been Shuxing Zhen, Caio Pagano, Robert McDonald, and, Patricia Zander.
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