Zhaoyuan Qin

2019 Participant

Zhaoyuan Qin was born in 1996, in Chifeng, China. At the age of 10, driven by a strong passion for music, he started learning the piano with Ms Aiying Xu and Ms Jing Leng in Suzhou.

In 2014, Qin was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM), studying under Ms Hong Huang, Vice Professor of the Piano Department. After graduating with a Bachelor Degree, in 2018, he went further study in New England Conservatory’s Master of Music Program in Piano Performance, instructed by internationally-renowned pianist Ms HaeSun Paik.

In April 2016 and May 2017, in a trio, Qin was invited to hold two charity concerts in Shanghai. In November 2016 and June 2018, with the support of the Piano Department, he successfully held two piano recitals in SHCM, which received high praise. He was also invited to hold a duo-piano concert with his friend in Tianjin Binhu Theatre, In March 2017. In April 2019, Qin played a successful recital in New England Conservatory.

Qin has won several awards in both national and international piano competitions, such as the National Award of Excellence of the “Pearl River — Fort Caesar” National Youth Piano Competition in 2009, China Music “Senior Golden Bell Award ”—Second Yangtze River Piano National Piano Competition in 2014, and the Eighth Isidor Bajic International Piano Memorial Competition in 2016. Qin attended the Sixth Imola Summer Piano Festival, in July 2017, benefiting from SHCM’s scholarship support, and received guidance and praise from Stefano Fiuzzi, Boris Petrushansky, and Ji Ju. Later, he won the second price of the Sixth “Città di Imola” International Piano Competition.

Qin had masterclasses with many virtuosos, such as: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, William Grant Nabore, Enrico Elisi, Deborah Moriarty Forger, Tim Owens, Boris Slutsky, Niklas Sivelov, Balázs Réti, Francois Dumont, Kathryn Brown, Folke Gräsbeck, Ian Jones, Juhee Suh, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Hung-Kuan Chen, and so on.

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