Dan Qiao has enjoyed a vibrant career as a concert violinist and chamber musician performing in concerts around the world, including in China, Germany, France, Poland, and the USA. After starting violin at age 4, She won first place for the master of music degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and also won the Chinese National Scholarship for graduate students. In 2015 she moved to the USA to pursue a second Master and Doctor degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Ms. Qiao has performed as a solo and chamber musician at such prestigious festivals as the Beijing International Harp Music Festival (Beijing, China), Beijing Modern Music Festival( Beijing, China), Baroque Summer Festival (Cincinnati, OH), Mostly Modern music festival (Saratoga Springs, NY), Euro Music Festival (Halle, Germany), Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves (Bordeaux, France), and the 30th Jubilee International Music Course (Opole, Poland), Lunigiana International Music Festival (Italy), Brevard Music Festival (NC, USA). She played chamber music recital with legendary violinist Maxim Vengerov at Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves in 2019. Dan has received many honors and awards for her work as a solo and chamber musician, including 1st prize in chamber music at the Beijing International Harp Music Festival, 1st place and top scholarship at Three Arts Scholarship Competition, and is a multi-time winner of the CCM concerto competition. She is also the honorable Mention Winner of a Doug Davis Endowment Performance Award in 2020. She won the Platinum Medal of 2021 Quebec International Music Competition, FIRST PRIZE Winner of 2021 International Music Competition “Bonn and Salzburg” Grand Prize Virtuoso, 2021 Platinum winner of Global International Music Competition, 2021 Third Prize of Medici International competition, LIMF Concerto Competition Special Prize And Full Scholarship of LIMF 2022, First Prize winner of 2021 Summer Music Competition of Charleston international competition, First Prize winner of 2021 American Music Competition of Charleston international competition. Dan is also a new music promoter. She is the violinist of a violin-cello duo “Mirror 2 Mirror” that values passionate performances, collaborations, and making modern music more approachable for today’s audiences. M2M strives to represent living composers and to advocate for their music through dramatic performances and electrifying stage presence. M2M has given several world premieres in New York City featuring original music.
You can find Dan’s 2021 Summer Music Competition performance here.
You can find Dan’s 2021 Americas Music Competition performance here.
You can find Dan’s 2021 Contemporary Music Competition performance here.