Tian Ying

Title/Position: Associate Professor, Keyboard Performance

Profile:

 
What would you say are the outstanding highlights of your professional life?

Winning as a prize winner during the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Being profiled in People magazine

Being featured in the Bank of Boston Celebrity Series

Participating in 32 concerts during a two-week residency in Quad-City, Iowa

Performing nine concertos during the 2000–2001 season

Why should a potential student choose the Frost School of Music?

The Frost School of Music offers the perfect balance of tradition, technology, and superb artistry. The faculty is passionate in its work: striving for continued excellence and seeking opportunities for students.

What advice would you give an aspiring young musician?

Surround yourself with the best possible opportunities, never stop challenging yourself, and never close your mind to learning from others.

Quotes:

“Ying has individual ideas; he can clearly do anything he wants at the piano. But he is far too intelligent and sensitive to waste his big technique in superficial display. There is an integrity to his pianism that commands respect.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Tian Ying’s Chopin was the most fascinating experience…His quality of sound is intensely imaginative, achieved and beautiful, with the capacity for largeness and fullness, and he showed in his phrasing a courtesy towards the music, inviting it rather than applying force, that was rare…this is an undemonstrative and unpretentious musician.”
—The Times (London)

Career Highlights:

Winner of many prestigious awards, including high honors at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1989, Tian Ying enjoys a worldwide reputation as a pianist of taste, dexterity and artistry.

Prof. Ying has performed in many prestigious concert halls, including

  * Jordan Hall in Boston

  * Mondavi Center in Davis, California

  * Orchestra Hall in Chicago

  * Woodruff Art Center in Atlanta

  * Shanghai Grand Opera Theater in Shanghai

Tian Ying’s 1993 Bank of Boston Celebrity Series concert was chosen as one of the Top Ten in classical music events by the Boston Globe.

In addition, Prof. Ying has been profiled in such publications as

  * New York Times

  * Christian Science Monitor

  * People

Ying has also appeared with numerous orchestras, such as

  * Rochester Philharmonic

  * Louisville Orchestra

  * Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall

  * Atlanta Symphony

  * Fort Worth Symphony

  * Toledo Symphony

  * Columbus Symphony

  * Colorado Symphony Orchestra

  * Hartford Symphony

  * Jacksonville Symphony

  * Spokane Symphony

  * Wichita Symphony

  * Ann Arbor Symphony

  * Shanghai Philharmonic

  * Hong Kong Philharmonic

Tian Ying records for Centaur Records.

Short Biography:

Tian Ying is associate professor of keyboard performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  Winner of many prestigious awards, including high honors at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1989, Tian Ying enjoys a worldwide reputation as a pianist of taste, dexterity and artistry. Professor Ying has performed in many prestigious concert halls, including Jordan Hall in Boston, Mondavi Center in Davis, California, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Woodruff Art Center in Atlanta and Shanghai Grand Opera Theater in Shanghai. Tian Ying’s 1993 Bank of Boston Celebrity Series concert was chosen as one of the Top Ten in classical music events by the Boston Globe. In addition, Professor Ying has been profiled in such publications as the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and People Magazine. Ying has also appeared with numerous renowned orchestras all over the world and records for Centaur Records.


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"Tian Ying set the bar unimaginably high. If we are lucky others will play as well; no one is going to play better.” —Boston Globe


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