An active soloist and chamber musician Yue Qian is the Silver Medalist of the 39th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, as part of the Y. Trio. She was the second-place winner of the 2015 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and a scholarship recipient of the Linyaoji Music Foundation of China.
Qian has been invited to festivals such as Verbier Festival, Menlo Music, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, The Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum chamber music program at Heifetz International Music Institute, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Taos School of Music. She worked with renowned artists such as the Juilliard String Quartet, the Brentano Quartet, the Borromeo Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, Thomas Adès, Sir Shmuel Ashkenasi, Christoph Eschebach, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle, Nobuko Imai, and Robert McDonald.
Invited by the Beijing Contemporary Soloists, Qian has been traveling with the ensemble in China, advocating modern works since 2019. The highlights include performances at Sichuan Conservatory, Nanning Art University, and Beijing Modern Festival under the baton of Dr. Joel Sachs. She was also praised for her performance of Danish contemporary composer Hans Abrahamsen’s work at Juilliard’s FOCUS! festival in 2019.
Qian is passionate about bringing music to the community. With Midori Goto, she has reached out to communities around Los Angeles, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Japan. Qian was also invited by Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival to coach amateur musicians two summers in a row.
Born in Nantong, Jiangsu, Qian attended the Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory and Interlochen Arts Academy, studying with Hui Zhu, Professor Binyou Zhou and Yuri Namkung. She completed her undergraduate studies as a Starling Fellow at USC-Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of Midori Goto. With guidance from Ronald Copes and Sylvia Rosenberg, she graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree. Currently, Qian is pursuing her doctoral degree at USC with Bing Wang.