Artist Bio

Wu Qian, piano

Selected as classical music’s “bright young star” for 2007 by the Independent, pianist Wu Qian has appeared as soloist in many international venues including the UK’s Wigmore, Royal Festival, and Bridgewater Halls, City Hall in Hong Kong, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As an orchestral performer, she has appeared with the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin, the Brussels Philharmonic, I Virtuosi Italiani, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Symphoniker, and many others. Wu Qian is the First Prize winner of the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition and the Commerzbank Piano Trio Competition in Frankfurt and has received numerous other awards. Her debut recording of Schumann, Liszt, and Prior was met with universal critical acclaim and her next disc, an all-Schumann program, is due to be released this year. Wu Qian is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio. In addition to performing in major concert halls and series around the world, this acclaimed young trio has released two recordings for BIS and one for Wigmore Live.

Wu Qian will perform in Carte Blanche Concert II: The Russian Violin (July 24), Concert Program VI (August 2 and 3), and Concert Program VII (August 4 and 6).

2017–2018 Music@Menlo Appearances