A Chinese-American violinist and pianist, Qian Yin is a versatile musician, passionate chamber music performer and dedicated educator. An active soloist, Yin has appeared in such venues as the Carnegie Weil Hall in NYC, London's Royal Festival Hall, and Duke's Hall.
Her musicianship has been recognized in many national and international competitions. Recent competitions have included the Artist Presentation Society Competition; Alexander & Buono International Competition; Southern Illinois Artist Competition; and American Fine Arts Festival Competition. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Atlantic Music Festival fellowship. Earlier, Qian was featured on Sky Arts Channel as a soloist at London’s Royal Festival Hall in 2010. 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.
Born in China, Qian earned a Bachelor of Music at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2009, she received her Master’s Degree and an LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2012 she was awarded a Teaching Assistantship at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she completed a Doctor in Musical Arts in 2015. Among her teachers are the world-renowned educators Stefan Milenkovich and Hu Kun.
She joined the music faculty at Red Deer College in 2017 and Walla Walla University in 2018. Dr. Qian Yin’s enthusiastic 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 the 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.
She will be releasing her new album of Violin and Piano Sonatas by Franck & Brahms in 2021.