Doctor of Musical Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US 
Master of Arts
Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
Licentiate of Teaching Diploma
   Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
      Bachelor of Music
Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China






Dr. Qian Yin is a versatile musician, passionate chamber performer, and dedicated educator. An active soloist, Qian has appeared in such venues as the Carnegie Weill Hall in NYC, London's Royal Festival Hall and Royal Academy of Music's Duke Hall. Her musicianship has been recognized in many national and international competitions, including Artist Presentation Society Competition; Berlin International Music Competition; Alexander & Buono International Music Competition; Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition; American Young Musician Award and so on. She was the recipient of the Atlantic Music Festival and Banff Musicians in Residence fellowship in 2016. In 2010, Qian was featured on Sky Arts Channel as a soloist at London’s Royal Festival Hall. That same year she was invited by the one of the most famous Latin American singers, Fito Paez, to perform at Fito’s recital in London. 

A dedicated educator, Dr. Yin taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2015. She received LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. And in 2017, Qian joined the music faculty at Red Deer College and Walla Walla University in 2018. Dr. Qian Yin’s priority is to guide her students to discover their unique sound and style, along with developing their technique for beautiful music making. Her students have won many international competitions,  including Chicago International Music Competition, Windsor International Piano Competition in UK, US New Star Music Competition in California, Singapore International Music Competition, Tokyo International Youth Music Competition, WPTA Spain International Piano Competition, Chopin Avenue International Piano and String Competition in Hong Kong and etc. In additional to the competitions and awards,  Yin Music Studio's students were selected as a Concertmaster or Associate Concertmaster in Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as received excellent results in the Grade Exams of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Some of her outstanding students were invited to feature at RCM Certificate Program's Top Students Northwest Regional Celebrations of Excellence Recital and ABRSM Globe High Scorers' Concert. 

As a passionate chamber musician, Yin has given recitals in Konzerthaus Berlin, Chicago Cultural Center, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Royal Festival Hall in London, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Illinois, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing Poly Theatre. She has participated in many renowned music festivals, including Banff Musicians in Residence in Canada, Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, and Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. During the 2005 season, she was invited to tour with Japan's Maestro Seiji Ozawa and chamber musicians from the 'Ongaku-juku' while performing for concerts in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Hamamatsu, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. 

Yin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois, where she has been awarded a Teaching Assistantship from 2012-2015. Born in China, Qian earned a Bachelor of Music at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2009, Ms. Yin received her Master Degree and LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Dr. Yin will be releasing her new album of Violin and Piano Sonatas by Franck & Brahms in 2022 and also will be invited to give her solo recital in Taipei National Concert Hall in 2023 season.



"Beautiful singing tone! I find Yin's playing has much nuance, color and sense of style...Sense of live and dynamic contrast, very musically satisfying."

                                                                                                                  Artist Presentation Society

 "Qian is a terrific performer...She has a very dependable technique and her interpretations are honest and thoughtful..."

                                                                                        Sibbi Bernhardsson, Oberlin Conservatory




Dr. Yin received Teacher Award from WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition


Dr. Yin received Outstanding Teacher Award from Chicago International Music Competition


Dr.Yin was awarded the Excellence Teaching Award of Finland International Piano Competition


Dr. Yin received Teacher's Awards from Chopin Avenue Music Competition in Hong Kong


Dr. Yin received Best Teacher Honor Award from Tokyo International Youth Music Competition