The intelligent and agile violinist
Called by The Boston Globe, “an intelligent, agile and breathtaking violinist,” Danwen Jiang has performed as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician worldwide. She has appeared in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., La Salle Gaveau in Paris, Cultural Centre Concert Hall in Hong Kong, and the Beijing Concert Hall. The American Record Guide called her “an exceptional violinist”, while the Fanfare Magazine described her performances as “absolutely exquisite”. As chamber musician, Jiang has collaborated with musicians such as André-Michel Schub, Lilian Kallir, Igor Kipnis, Eric Rosenblith, Stanley Drucker, Regina Carter, members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, Emerson and Shanghai String Quartets. She has appeared in numerous music festivals, including Taconic Music, Montecito International Festival, Sanibel Chamber Music Festival, Yale Chamber Music Series, Rutgers SummerFest, Manchester Music Festival, Festival du Quercy Blanc and Festival Dans le Gard (France), InterHarmony International Music Festival (Italy), Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival (Germany), Victoria International Music Festival (Canada), among others.
An accomplished and dedicated string pedagogue, Jiang is a Professor of Violin and recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and Professor of the Year Special Recognition Award at Arizona State University. In 2018, she received the Honor Teacher Award in the Hong Kong International Violin Competition, in which her student won First Price in the Adult Professional Division. She has been a featured concerto soloist and college level masterclass clinician at the American String Teachers Association for the National Conferences. Jiang has given guest masterclasses at major universities and conservatories across the United States. Internationally, she has taught as guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany, Sydney Conservatorium of Music at The University of Sydney in Australia, Vancouver Academy of Music in Canada.
Jiang studied violin with Oscar Shumsky, Arnold Steinhardt, and Taras Gabora. Additionally, she studied chamber music with Jaime Laredo, Michael Tree, Felix Galimir, Seymour Lipkin, and Zara Nelsova, and masterclasses with Josef Gingold, Joseph Silverstein, György Pauk, and Sidney Harth. Jiang plays on a 1727 Antonio Stradivarius violin (the “Ex-Ries”).