Junping Qian

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Videos

Bartok Viola Concerto

Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Peijun Xu (viola)

9 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

Fitelberg Competition 2017

Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

20 Nov. 2017, Katowice, Poland
Excerpts:
Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon Overture
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No.5

Shostakovich Symphony No.9

Iaşi Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra

December 14 2018, Bucharest, Romania

Biography

Chinese Berlin-based conductor Junping Qian has just completed his first year as the Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and also serves as the Resident Artist and Strategic Consultant of the Shanghai Conservatory-Royal College of Music Joint Institute, as well as Visiting Faculty Member at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Aside from his busy schedule with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, notable engagements this season include a China tour with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro del Giglio Lucca, his South American debut with Orchestra SODRE in Montevideo, Uruguay, his North American professional debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, an open-air summer concert in the “Summer Classics” Festival Sibiu and re-invitations from Toronto, Macau, Kunming, Bucharest, Iasi, and Tirgus Mures. He has also been invited to study with Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Muti Academy in Ravenna.

Junping moved to Europe in 2015, since when he has conducted orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Neubrandengurger Philharmonie, Berlin Sinfonietta, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Youth Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Festival Orchestra, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra, Radom Chamber Orchestra, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, among others. He made his European conducting debut at the Verbier Festival in the summer of 2012, where he met Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who praised him of "having such a simple and natural technique".

Chinese Berlin-based conductor Junping Qian has just completed his first year as the Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and also serves as the Resident Artist and Strategic Consultant of the Shanghai Conservatory-Royal College of Music Joint Institute, as well as Visiting Faculty Member at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Aside from his busy schedule with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, notable engagements this season include a China tour with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro del Giglio Lucca, his South American debut with Orchestra SODRE in Montevideo, Uruguay, his North American professional debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, an open-air summer concert in the “Summer Classics” Festival Sibiu and re-invitations from Toronto, Macau, Kunming, Bucharest, Iasi, and Tirgus Mures. He has also been invited to study with Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Muti Academy in Ravenna.

Junping moved to Europe in 2015, since when he has conducted orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Neubrandengurger Philharmonie, Berlin Sinfonietta, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Youth Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Festival Orchestra, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra, Radom Chamber Orchestra, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, among others. He made his European conducting debut at the Verbier Festival in the summer of 2012, where he met Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who praised him of "having such a simple and natural technique".

He was the First Prize winner of the 2017 Bucharest International Conducting Competition, which has led to several invitations to orchestras throughout Eastern Europe since then. Other prizes include winning 3rd Prize and the Orchestra Prize in 7th Edition of Lovro Matacic Competition in Zagreb, Croatia in October 2019, and the 2018 recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarship, supported by the Solti Foundation. He was a semi-finalist at the Maestro Solti Conducting Competition as well as the Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, and prior to that, was also a prize winner of the Li Delun China National Conducting Competition. He was also one of the winners of the prestigious INTERKATION-Conductors Workshop in Berlin, Germany, where he worked with Simone Young and Das Kritische Orchester. Last summer, he was invited to participate in the prestigious Tanglewood Conducting Seminar, the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, CA, and the Järvi Academy of Pärnu Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.

A career highlight came in April 2018 when he was the Assistant Conductor on the production of Enjott Schneider’s new opera "Marco Polo" at the Guangzhou Opera House, where he worked closely with the composer, conductor Muhai Tang, director Kaspar Holten, tenor Peter Lodahl, and the Macau Orchestra. Another came last year, when Junping led the Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra on a tour celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the formation of Romania and the end of World War I.

His first appearance as a conductor was at the tender age of 10 with his school choir. He later became the Assistant Conductor of the Shanghai Youth Orchestra of the Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music until his graduation in 2009. He has also conducted on-screen in a 2011 Chinese film entitled The Allure of Tears.

After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, he studied conducting with Mark Gibson at the University of Cincinnati, Michael Jinbo of the Pierre Monteux Conducting School, and was the last private student of legendary pedagogue Otto Werner Mueller. He has been mentored by British conductor Daniel Harding since 2014 and graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under Professors Christian Ehwald, Hans-Dieter Baum, and Manuel Nawri.

Junping is also an accomplished violist, having won many prizes and scholarships including Second Place at the 2006 Johansen International Competition in Washington D.C., as well as First Place at both the China National Viola Competition in 2007 and the Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competition in 2008. In the summer of 2016, he left his tutti position at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he won in 2014, to pursue conducting full-time.

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Videos

Bartok Viola Concerto

Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Peijun Xu (viola)

9 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

Fitelberg Competition 2017

Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

20 Nov. 2017, Katowice, Poland
Excerpts:
Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon Overture
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No.5

Shostakovich Symphony No.9

Iaşi Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra

December 14 2018, Bucharest, Romania