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CHINA

Dan Qiao was born in Tianjin, China. She graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and in 2015 she moved to the USA to pursue her second master’s degree and her PhD. Now she is a DMA candidate at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

Dan Qiao performed as a solo and chamber musician at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Mostly Modern Music Festival (New York), Euro Music Festival (Germany), Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves (France), Lunigiana International Music Festival (Italy), Brevard Music Festival (USA). In masterclasses and in school, she studied with professors Timothy Lees, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Piotr Milewski, Benjamin Sung, Wei Xue, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Sebastian Schmidt, Friedemann Eichhorn, Xiaoming Wang, and Guillaume Sutre.

She played a chamber music recital with violinist Maxim Vengerov at the Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves in 2019. She also played at Carnegie Hall in 2021. Dan has received several honors and awards, including 1st place and top scholarship in the Three Arts Scholarship Competition. She is a multi-time winner of the CCM Concerto Competition, a multi-time winner of a Doug Davis Endowment Performance Award, finalist in the American Prize professional soloist category, and she won 1st prize and a special prize at the Lunigiana International Music Festival Concerto Competition. 

PROGRAM

Online Round
Bach Ciaccona from Partita in D minor for Solo Violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219 (1st movement with cadenza)
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 No. 2
Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28
Paganini Caprice No. 15

Semifinal
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108
Enescu Impressions d’enfance Suite for Violin and Piano Op. 28
Ravel Tzigane

Final
Korngold Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35