Educational Background

  • D.M.A., Piano Performance, New England Conservatory
  • M.M., Piano Performance, The Juilliard School
  • B.M., Piano Performance, Arizona State University

Teaching Interests

  • Piano
  • Chamber music
  • Contemporary music

Activities and Other Interests

Praised by the New York Times as a "fiery musician" whose playing is "vigorous and passionate," Qing Jiang enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and contemporary music.  She has appeared in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Jordan Hall, as well as in the UK's Snape Maltings Hall, and China's Central Conservatory in Beijing.  In 2015-16, she received glowing reviews for her concerto performances with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Adrian Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra in England under Maestro Oliver Knussen. Upcoming engagements include a six-city concert tour in China with Julliard string faculty Laurie Smukler, Roger Tapping, and Natasha Brofsky, a concerto performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Bucknell University Orchestra, and a solo recital at the LACMA "Sundays Live" series in Los Angeles.

Dr. Jiang has collaborated with many leading musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Anthony Marwood, Gil Kalish, and Susan Narucki.  She has also performed with members of the Peabody Trio and the Emerson, Juilliard, Shanghai, Kronos, and Parker string quartets. Her festival appearances include Ravinia, Aspen, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo, Kneisel Hall, Aldeburgh Music, MasterWorks, and the Perlman Music Program. 

Equally experienced with contemporary music, Dr. Jiang has performed works of Elliot Carter, Jonathan Harvey, Leon Kirchner, Hans Abrahamsen, George Perle, Sean Shepherd, and David Rakowski, and she has worked directly with composers Brett Dean, Jennifer Higdon, Colin Matthews, Jörg Widmann, and Daniel Temkin to prepare performances of their works. Portions of her doctoral thesis, exploring the compositional virtuosity in Debussy's Études, have been published in China's leading journal Piano Artistry, and she has lectured on this topic at various universities.

A native of Zhenjiang, China, Dr. Jiang was the first Chinese recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke National Arts Scholarship. Her principal teachers include Robert McDonald, Wha Kyung Byun, Caio Pagano, Patricia Zander, and Shuxing Zhen.  In addition to teaching at Bucknell, Dr. Jiang is also on the faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Maine.  She previously taught piano, chamber music, and theory at New England Conservatory, the NEC Preparatory School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program.

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