Praised for “spirited” (Boston Globe) performances that are “vigorous and passionate” (New York Times), Chinese-born pianist Qing Jiang enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and contemporary music. As a concerto soloist, Jiang performed under legendary conductor and composer Oliver Knussen with the Britten-Pears Orchestra in England, as well as with the Lanzhou Symphony under revered Chinese conductor Zushan Bian.
Passionate about chamber music, Jiang has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Joel Krosnick, Gil Kalish, as well as the Juilliard, Shanghai, Jasper, and Parker string quartets. She also maintains longstanding relationships with Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, Interlochen Music Center, and the Aldeburgh Festival where she has performed in numerous chamber, solo, and contemporary settings. Other festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program, and the Aspen festival where she was a winner of the concerto competition. Performing alongside her duo partner, violinist Ying Xue, Jiang was featured in Christian Tetzlaff’s Carnegie Hall workshop. Her other recital partners include cellists Michael Kannen and Gwen Krosnick. In 2016, she performed on a six-city tour in China with esteemed chamber musicians Laurie Smukler, Natasha Brofsky, and Roger Tapping.
Versatile in style and interests, Jiang has performed with the Britten-Pears contemporary ensemble, the Juilliard contemporary ensemble, and the Aspen percussion ensemble. She’s worked closely with composers Jennifer Higdon, Jörg Widmann, Brett Dean, and Eric Nathan to prepare performances of their work, and her 2022 solo album “Dreamed Landscapes” (Albany) features works by Thomas Adès and Daniel Temkin.
Starting piano at age three with her mother, Jiang holds degrees from Arizona State University, the Juilliard School, and New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Shuxing Zhen, Caio Pagano, Robert McDonald, Wha-kyung Byun and Patricia Zander. Committed to mentoring the next generation of musicians, Jiang has taught at New England Conservatory, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yellow Barn’s Young Artist Program. She is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Bucknell University, and on the faculty of Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival. (www.qingjiangpiano.com)