Born in Shanghai, China, violinist Yinbin Qian received his Doctor of Music Arts degree at Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University in New Jersey. In 2018, he won concerto competition and performed with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra as the soloist at Nicholas Music Center. Qian also won chamber music competitions twice at Mason Gross.
Qian earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Shanghai Conservatory and Master of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory. He also earned his Advanced Professional Studies certificate in Viola Performance from the Bard Conservatory of Music in New York and toured seven countries in Europe as a violist with the Bard Conservatory orchestra in 2014. Qian’s violin teachers have included Xinzhi Chen, Wei He, Weigang Li, Erica Kiesewetter, Ilya Kaler and Carmit Zori. His viola teachers have included Ira Weller and Marka Gustavsson.
Qian served as the concertmaster of Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center in 2015. In the same year, he performed with Bard College The Orchestra Now at Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as Albany Symphony at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C three years later. Besides orchestra, Qian is also an active ensemble and chamber music player. He has been to Gonggeng Music Festival in China, Maine Chamber Music Seminar of Snow Pond Music Festival in Maine, Round Top Music Festival Institute in Texas, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany and Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong. In addition, Qian was a violin fellow member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2011-2013.
Qian has been performed with a number of orchestras around the world, such as Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony and Shanghai Opera Orchestra. He currently performs with Albany, Hartford, Harrisburg and Princeton Symphony Orchestras, as well as Colorado Music Festival orchestra regularly. Besides performing, Qian also enjoys teaching violin and starts building up his teaching career.
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