About Shan Jiang
A graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School, Shan Jiang has been teaching violin and viola in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York since 2001. Students of Mr. Jiang have been admitted to prestigious music schools including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory of Music. They have won international competitions and auditions, performed in concert venues in Asia, Europe and North America. Many of his students have been admitted to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University etcetera.
“...virtuoso violinist with incredibly pure tone...” by the L.A.Times, and “...performance with superb artistry and emotional nuance...” by the World Journal, Mr. Jiang enjoys his music career as concertized soloist, top orchestra musician besides being an active teacher. Mr. Jiang received his music education at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California and the Juilliard School. His teachers include Glenn Dicterow, Yoko Takebe, Lisa Kim, Joel Smirnoff, Ronald Copes, Aaron Rosand, Donland Weilerstein, Abram Shtern, Alice Schoenfeld, Shi-Sheng Zheng and Lu-Bin Yu. Mr. Jiang is the winners of American String Teachers’ Association Solo Competition,Young Musicians Foundation National Instrumental Competition, Pasadena Instrumental Competition, University of Southern California Concerto Competition, and two times winners of China National Violin Competitions. He has performed as soloist with Pacific Symphony Orchestra,Westwood Symphony Orchestra, Marina Del Ray-Westchester Symphony, USC Symphony,Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony under the directions of maestros Sergiu Commissiona , Carl St. Clair, Frank Fetta, Mehli Mehta and AlexanderTreger. His recordings have been broadcasted through KKGO Radio and KUSC Radio. As a chamber musician, Mr. Jiang has worked with distinguished artists including Earl Carlyss, Ronald Copes, Jerry Grossman, Raphael Hyllier, Joel Krosnick, Robert Mann, Peter Marsh, Samuel Rhodes, Joel Smirnoff, Lucy Stoltzman and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Jiang has been performing in the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony since 2001. He has performed on tour internationally with the Philharmonic in Europe,Asia and North America. Mr.Jiang has served as the concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the Juilliard Symphony, Cosmopolitan Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, USC Symphony,Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony.
Mr. Jiang is an active film musician. His latest movie recordings including Steven Spielberg's "Light Between Ocean" and "Adventure of Tintin" and Ben Stiller's "Zoolander 2".
Mr. Jiang is currently the music director of the New England Youth Symphony and he leads the symphony to perform in the David Geffen Hall, United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Yale Woolsey Hall and many senior and community centers in the New England Area.
about Qi Liu
A native of Shanghai, China, Dr. Qi Liu is a graduate of the Shanghai Music Conservatory and received her Master of Music (M.M.) from the Yale School of Music in 2001, where she was awarded Charles Miller Scholarship and Elizabeth Parisot Prize for an outstanding pianist at the School of Music. Ms. Liu received her D.M.A. in Piano Performance at SUNY Stony Brook in 2006, studying with Gilbert Kalish.
Ms. Liu has appeared in concerts in China, Brazil, Canada, Spain, United States, and her live performance was aired by the BBC. She has performed in summer festivals at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, Bowdoin Music Festival in Maine, Orford Music Festival in Canada, Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont and Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander in Spain. After her performance in the Palm Beach International Invitational Piano Competition in 1998, the Palm Beach Daily News wrote: “This young woman knows how to communicate... She plays with intense concentration, with confidence and a natural joy in the music-making.” She was also a prizewinner of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York City in 2003.
Ms. Liu’s live performance at the Steinway Hall in New York City in 2003 was later aired at WFMT in Chicago, KWAX and AllClassical KBPS in Oregon. Her more recent appearances include solo recitals at the Festival of the Arts in South Nyack, New York, the “Rising Star” Series at the Caramoor Music Festival, the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Storm King School in New York, and the Frederick’s Historical Piano Series in Massachusetts.
Ms. Liu serves as a faculty member at the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Her students have been finalists at the Tishler Piano Competition, prize winners at the Renee Fisher Piano Competition, winners at the Hamden Concerto Competition, and soloists with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
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