Violinist Yuan Tian was the First Prize winner of the 2001 China National Young Artist Competition, recipient of the Special Prize in the 2010 Cuellar-Nathan Chamber Music Competition, winner of the 2014 Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, and Second Prize winner in the 2015 Eisenberg-Fried String Concerto Competition. Born in Shandong, China, Yuan Tian had his first violin lesson at the age of six with Zhang Sen. At thirteen years of age, he moved to Beijing to study with Liu Peiyan, Wen Wei, and Zhang Ti at the Central Conservatory of Music, where he served as Concertmaster of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, giving concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Yuan Tian holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music, where he additionally served on the violin faculty of the College of Continuing Education. He moved to New York in 2014. Currently, he is pursuing his second master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music with Lucie Robert.