Junwen Liang

Chinese-born pianist Junwen Liang began his piano studies at 9 and made his solo debut at 13. He earned Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Ithaca College, where he was granted full scholarship, and Master of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music along with his appointment of Associate Instructor in Piano. Junwen has performed in major cities from China, Canada and the United States. His achievements include the most recent two-time concert appearances at Carnegie Hall and Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, as well as public broadcast as soloist to perform Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto with Ithaca College Orchestra on WSKG radio in New York State. He was invited to participate in music festivals such as: Lunigiana International Music Festival, Baltimore International Piano Festival, Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy, Orford Musique, Art of the Piano at CCM and Aspen Music Festival; and won major prizes in multiple competitions such as: New York International Piano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Naftzger Young Artist Award Competition and Crescendo International Music Competition. In March 2019, Junwen received “Spencer Merit Award” from National Society of Arts & Letters in Bloomington, which is only awarded to one pianist of the year. Junwen is currently pursuing Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at Penn State, where he serves as Graduate Teaching Assistant in Piano and studies with Christopher Guzman. His other mentors include Charis Dimaras, Edward Auer and Roberto Plano; as well as additional summer studies with Gabriel Chodos and Gary Graffman.

You can find Junwen’s performance here.