Qing Jiang, piano

Qing Jiang

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, she has appeared with the Britten-Pears Orchestra and maestro Oliver Knussen, as well as with the Lanzhou Symphony and conductor Zushan Bian. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Joel Krosnick, and Anthony Marwood, as well as with the Juilliard, Shanghai, Jasper, and Parker quartets.  In 2016, she performed on a six-city China tour with Laurie Smukler, Natasha Brofsky, and Roger Tapping. Qing Jiang is a faculty artist at the Kneisel Hall Festival, and has had longstanding relationships with Yellow Barn, the Aldeburgh Festival, and Interlochen. She has also appeared at Music@Menlo, Ravinia, the Perlman Music Program, and Aspen.

Versatile in style and interests, Qing Jiang has performed with the Britten-Pears contemporary ensemble, the New Juilliard 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, Qing Jiang’s principal teachers include Caio Pagano, Robert McDonald, Wha-kyung Byun and Patricia Zander. She holds degrees from Arizona State University, the Juilliard School, and New England Conservatory, and in addition to her Kneisel Hall position, she is an Associate Professor of Music at Bucknell University.