VIOLIN & PIANO
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
"...Yin's utterance over the next 35 bars puts beauty to shame. I find myself at quite a loss for words to describe it. Her F at the beginning of bar 70 is whispered so softly and with such intimacy that a shiver went up my spine. It is as if in that one note, Yin unlocks the secret to the sensuality of Franck's music that so enflamed the passions of his audiences. I've heard more performances of Franck's sonata than I can count or remember, but I've never heard it played with the exquisiteness of expression that Yin and Chiang aspire to and achieve in it here."
"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
"Yin is a terrific performer...She has a very dependable technique and her interpretations are honest and thoughtful..."
Sibbi Bernhardsson, Oberlin Conservatory
"...you have only to hear the combination of aching hope and intense longing that suffuses her shaping and shading of Brahms first movement's second subject, beginning at bar 36, to understand her deep emotional involvement with the music...This is extraordinary playing one doesn't encounter all that often in partnering....These two artists make every note of every bar of every moment of this music count, and I can honestly say I was swept up by their performances of these two works in ways I never have quite been before. An absolutely urgent recommendation...This is it for those who want to hear these works performed as never before."
"In the present performance, where intimate warmth and symphonic-like grandeur co-exist, both partners are required to work closely together to make it convincing. With a partnership such as Yin and Chiang show here, it’s a cinch!"
Phil Muse, Atlanta Audio Club
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, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Academy of Music's Duke Hall in London. 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 released her new album of Violin and Piano Sonatas by Franck & Brahms with Dr. PoChuan Chiang in 2022. In this album both artists concertized on an Italian Violin Stefano Scarampella from the year 1830 (courtesy of Guadagnini Violin Shop in Chicago), and Hamburg Steinway Model D Piano. Dr. Yin also will be invited to give her solo recital in Taipei National Concert Hall in June 2023.