Faculty and Friends Concert Series: Jiaxin Tian
Jiaxin Tian, piano
Ward Hall, 8:00 p.m.
Tian will play the same the same repertoire she will present in New York City’s Lincoln Center in February:
- Mozart’s Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K.310
- Chopin’s Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
- Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
- Zhang Shuai’s Three Preludes
- Mendelssohn’s Fantasy, Op. 28
- Schubert-Liszt’s Der Müller und Der Bach
- Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
About Jiaxin Tian
With her well-received debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on February 3, 2013, Chinese pianist Jiaxin Tian has joined the ranks of world-class musicians who have played this venerable New York City concert hall. Of her performance on Feb. 1, 2012, of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466, with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra under Philippe Entremont, The New York Times said, “Ms. Tian mirrored the ensemble’s passion and energetic commitment.”
Tian has won recognition in various major piano competitions, including the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Competition in 2011, the First Young Artist Competition on Long Island in 2011, the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in 2011, New York Concert Artists’ Rising Artists Event in 2012, and NYCA’s Rising Artists Concerto Presentation in 2011.
Her first CD, Piano Music from the Heart, was released in 2012.
Tian began studying piano at age three at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and also studied at the China Music Conservatory, and the International Music Education Center of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. After graduating from the university, she was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music to obtain her Master of Music. While there she studied with the noted pianist Jeffrey Cohen. She was given school’s highest piano citation, the Harold Bauer Award.