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Qian Yin

Hailed by New York Concert Review for her "mellow sweetness of timbre" and "technique is so dazzling", awarded-winning artist Qian Yin has earned recognition for her musicianship as a prize winner of the Berlin International Music Competition, Basel International Music Competition, Artist Presentation Society Competition, Alexander & Buono Foundation Competition, Global Music Awards, American Young Musician Award, Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition and so on. An active soloist, Qian has appeared in such venues as the Carnegie Weill Hall in NYC, London's Royal Festival Hall, Royal Academy of Music's Duke Hall, Taipei National Concert Hall and Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Her album "Franck & Brahms" has received outstanding reviews and awards. Fanfare Magazine described (March/April 2023) wrote, " have only to hear the combination of aching hope and intense longing that suffuses her shaping and shading of Brahms....I can honestly say I was swept up by her performances of these two works in ways I never have quite been before!"

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, Vancouver International Music Competition, Singapore International Music Competition, Tokyo International Youth Music Competition and Alexander & Buono Foundation Competition 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 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. 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.

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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. Also, she was invited to feature on Seattle Classical Channel King FM 98.1 NW Focus LIVE in Sep 2023.