Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Chinese-born pianist Qing Jiang enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and contemporary music. Since 2014, Jiang has maintained a close relationship with England’s Britten-Pears Program, giving numerous solo and chamber performances of traditional and contemporary repertoire. As a soloist, she received glowing reviews for her concerto performances with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Adrian Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra in England under Maestro Oliver Knussen. Other recent highlights include a six-city concert tour in China with Laurie Smukler, Natasha Brofksy, and Roger Tapping, concerto performance with the Bucknell Orchestra and Dance Company, and debut with the Shanghai Quartet at Music Mountain. A dynamic chamber musician, Jiang has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Anthony Marwood, Susan Narucki, and Gil Kalish, as well as with members of the Emerson, Juilliard, Shanghai, Kronos, Piatti, and Parker string quartets. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Aspen, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo, Kneisel Hall, Aldeburgh Music, Changjiang International, MasterWorks, and the Perlman Music Program. Equally experienced with contemporary music, Jiang has worked closely with composers Brett Dean, Jennifer Higdon, Jörg Widmann, and Daniel Temkin.
Committed to mentoring the next generation of musicians, Jiang has taught at New England Conservatory, the NEC Preparatory School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yellow Barn’s Young Artist Program. She has also been a guest artist, lecturer, and clinician at numerous universities in the U.S. and abroad. Jiang is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Bucknell University, and Piano Faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival. A first Chinese recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Arts Scholarship, Jiang is a graduate of Arizona State University, Juilliard School, and New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Caio Pagano, Robert McDonald, Wha Kyung Byun, and the late Patricia Zander.
You can find out more on Qing’s website: www.qingjiangpiano.com