Qing Jiang To Perform At Lee Sunday

Monday, January 28, 2013 - by Brannon Roberts, Lee University
Qing Jiang
Qing Jiang

Lee University School of Music will welcome pianist Qing Jiang to perform on Sunday at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Squires Recital Hall in the Humanities building. 

The program will include works from composers Debussy, Schumann, and Australian composer Brett Dean.

Ms. Jiang, from Zhenjiang, China, has performed internationally and is the recipient of many awards.  She has displayed her talent across the United States and abroad in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie's Weill Hall, the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Jordan Hall and the Central Conservatory in Beijing.

Ms. Jiang has had the privilege of working with acclaimed artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Curtis Macomber, Roger Tapping, and Natasha Brofsky. She has also studied under Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Gary Graffman, Gilbert Kalish, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Laurence Lesser, Menaham Pressler, Ann Schein, Weilerstein Duo, Wu Han and members of Cleveland Quartet and Peabody Trio.

Since 2010 Ms. Jiang has been a member of New England Conservatory (NEC) Preparatory School’s faculty. She also taught master classes at the Silicon Valley Music Festival in San Jose, Calif. As a founding member of NEC Honor's Ensemble Trio ING, she performed Schumann’s “Violin Sonata No. 2” in Carnegie Hall with ING’s violinist Ying Xue.

Vivien Shweitzer of the New York Times said Jiang’s Carnegie Hall performance was “passionately rendered by [Jiang], whose vigorous playing elicited sustained applause between movements."  

The New York Sun has described Jiang as an “exceptional talent.”

Ms. Jiang, a performer, teacher and arts advocate desires to teach and be an arts advocate. Jiang graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University and is currently working on her doctoral studies at the New England Conservatory.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Lee University’s School of Music at 614-8240 or email at music@leeuniversity.edu.



Heritage House Shows The Scarlet Empress Dec. 10

Heritage House Arts & Civic Center rounds out the first season of the International Film Series with the sixth of the seven collaborations between actress Marlene Dietrich and director Josef Von Sternberg, the Scarlet Empress. It will be shown Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Admission will be free.  Review for the Scarlet Empress: A highly fictionalized biopic of the ... (click for more)

An Evening With The Voices Of Lee To Take Place Dec. 6

Lee University’s Voices of Lee will present An Evening with the Voices of Lee to celebrate their new release, “A Cappella Christmas.” The concert will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in Pangle Hall.  The performance will feature music from the new Christmas CD, which features songs such as “Little Drummer Boy, “Christmas Time is Here,” and “Have Yourself a Merry ... (click for more)

Man, 21, Shot While Walking Along E. 19th Street

A 21-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon as he waked along E. 19th Street. The victim was identified as Quincy McConnell. Chattanooga Police officers responded to a local hospital on a report of a gunshot victim arriving for treatment. The victim arrived at the hospital via personal vehicle. He suffered a non-life threatening injury. The victim said he was ... (click for more)

$100,000 Powereball Winner In Greeneville

A Tennessee Lottery Powerball player in Greeneville woke up Thanksgiving morning a $100,000 winner.  The as-yet-unknown player matched 4 of 5 white balls drawn plus the Powerball in the Wednesday night drawing, which has a base prize of $50,000. Since he or she added the Power Play option for a dollar, the prize was multiplied by the Power Play number drawn, which was ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

The best story this Thanksgiving comes from the New Jersey Turnpike where a very attractive young woman ran out of gas last month. Kate McClure had little cash on her as she began to walk towards the closest gas station in the pitch-black dark. But she didn’t get far before a homeless man, his beard ragged and clothes filthy, told her this was a bad place for her to be.  ... (click for more)