About Qing Jiang
Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Qing Jiang has emerged as a versatile musician who is equally known as a performer, teacher, and an advocate of contemporary music. As a performer, she has appeared in Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Jordan Hall, as well as the UK’s Snape Maltings Hall, and China’s Shenzhen Poly Theater. 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 is a faculty artist member of the Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine, where she collaborates with many leading musicians and pedagogues. Jiang previously maintained longstanding relationships with the Yellow Barn festival, appearing as both a faculty artist and fellow, and the Britten-Pears Festival where she performed in numerous chamber, solo, and contemporary settings. Other festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Garth Newel Music Center, the Perlman Music Program, and the Aspen festival where she was a winner of the concerto competition. As Duo ING, Jiang and violinist Ying Xue have collaborated closely for many years, appearing in Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, Yellow Barn, and elsewhere, and in 2016, Jiang performed on a six-city tour in China with esteemed chamber musicians Roger Tapping, Natasha Brofsky, and Laurie Smukler.
Born in Zhenjiang, China, Jiang began studying piano at age three with her mother. As the first Chinese recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Arts Scholarship, she holds degrees from Arizona State University, Juilliard, and New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Caio Pagano, Robert McDonald, Wha Kyung Byun, Shuxing Zheng, and the late Patricia Zander. Previously taught at New England Conservatory, the NEC Preparatory School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Jiang currently is an Associate Professor of Music at Bucknell University. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with her husband, Daniel, and their young daughter Kate.