Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011-2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
Master of Arts, 2007-2009
Royal Academy of Music, UK
Licentiate of Teaching Diploma, 2007-2009
Royal Academy of Music, UK
Bachelor of Music, 2002-2006
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 Duke's Hall. Her musicianship has been recognized in many national and international competitions, most recently including Artist Presentation Society Competition; Alexander & Buono International Competition; Southern Illinois Artist Competition; American Fine Arts Festival Competition. She was the recipient of the Atlanta Music Festival 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 competitions locally and nationally, and have been accepted to music conservatories and universities.
As a passionate chamber musician, Yin has given recitals in Berlin, Chicago, Tokyo, London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and St. Louis. 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. Among her teachers are the world-renowned educators Stefan Milenkovich and Kun Hu.
Dr. Yin will be releasing her new album of Violin and Piano Sonatas by Franck & Brahms in 2020.
"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