PQ Master Violin Faculty
BM, New England Conservatory
MM Candidate, New England Conservatory
Chinese classical violinist Eric Jiang has been privileged to performance with many esteemed orchestras in China from a young age. “I see the future of the Chinese classical music in this kid”, said by the Director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Coming from a non musician family, Jiang’s talent was recognized early and encouraged to follow his passion of violin. Jiang started studying with the illustrious violin pedagogue Prof. Fang Lei when he entered the elementary school of Shanghai Conservatory. Jiang took an active part in various performances and art exchange programs as well as featured in numerous recitals. Jiang won the silver prize of the 8th Golden Bell National Violin Competition which considered as the biggest Violin Competition in China in 2011, and became the youngest prize winner in the competition history. In 2013, Jiang became the youngest award winner in the history of Andre Postacchini International Competition by claiming the second prize in Adult Group. Since then, Jiang started play with the main orchestras in China such as, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire reaches from Mozart to Shostakovich, and includes nearly all the major violin concertos. In 2018 May Jiang won the 4th place in Paganini International Violin Competition in Genova, Italy.
Jiang is also passionate about chamber music, his previous quartet, the Tempest String Quartet that won the first Prize at the International ENKOR Chamber Music Competition, and the Honors Award of New England Conservatory. They have played their primer quartet recital in the acclaimed Jordan Hall on May 3rd 2018.
Yiliang Jiang is pursing Master Degree of Music at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, studying with the chamber musician and pedagogue Donald Weilerstein, Primarius of 20 years of the Cleveland Quartet.