Wu Qian


Adjunct Associate Professor in Piano Chamber Music





Winner of a 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as classical music’s bright young star award for 2007 by The Independent, pianist Wu Qian has maintained a busy international career for over a decade. She has appeared as soloist in many international venues including the Wigmore, Royal Festival and Bridgewater halls in the U.K., City Hall in Hong Kong, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As a soloist she has appeared with the Konzerthaus Orchester in Berlin, the Brussels Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, I Virtuosi Italiani, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Symphoniker. She won first prize in the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition and the Kommerzbank Piano Trio competition in Frankfurt, and has received numerous other awards.

Appearances this season include performances in the U.K., Germany, U.S., Korea, Australia, Spain and the Netherlands, and collaborations with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leticia Moreno, Cho-Liang Lin, Clive Greensmith and Wu Han. Her debut recording of Schumann, Liszt, and Alexander Prior was met with universal critical acclaim. Qian is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio with which, in addition to performing in major concert halls and series around the world, she has released two recordings on the BIS label and a disc of Brahms and Schubert on the Wigmore Live Label. Wu Qian an alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).