7. Tang Jin
Tang Jin, celebrated Chinese pianist coming back from Austria and Germany. Her first piano recital took place in Japan when she was only 12 years old. As a soloist, Tang has been invited to perform at many famous venues in Europa, America, Japan and China. She had cooperated with world-famous conductor Dennis Russel Davis and Symphony Orchestra of Mozarteum University performing Mendelsohn Concerto.
During the commemoration of “the 250th Anniversary of Mozart” held jointly by Austria and Germany, she was invited to perform two Mozart’s piano concertos, cooperating with Salzburg-Munich Joint Symphony Orchestra. She had performed with orchestras including Osaka FORTE Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Ningbo Philharmonic Orchestra. Moreover, she had been invited to perform at Bach Fest Leipzig and Bebersee Festival Germany, Salzburg Festival and St. Gallen Festival Austria, VCU Global Music Festival USA, International Piano Festival Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM) etc. As a visiting artist, she was invited to give exchange performance at the Music College of University of Nevada , Las Vegas USA and Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University Sweden.In 2015, Tang Jin held her piano recital themed “Dialogue between Bach and Chinese New Music” at Bach Fest Leipzig, Germany. It was the second invitation issued to a Chinese pianist by Bach Fest Leipzig. The recital was highly reputed by European media, “overflowed with noblest cultural lingering charm……”
During the recent years, Tang Jin has been presenting her recital tours in more than 20 cities nationwide in China. Her recitals have been reported by many mainstream media, such as Liberation Daily, Wen Hui Daily, Shanghai Daily, Music Weekly, Oriental Morning Post, Piano Art Magazine, Eastday.com and ifeng.com, etc. “Tang Jin’s performance style naturally inherits features of German and Austrian piano school --- restrained, calm, with inner strength, full of rationality …… She conquers the audience not only with superb skills, but also with delicate and sensitive music expression”, said Music Critics Xinmin Evening News. FM94.7 Classical of Radio Shanghai interviewed her and broadcasted her recitals many times.
Tang Jin had studied at The Music Primary and Middle School Affiliated to SCM under Prof. Zheng Shuxing, Fan Minjuan, Shen Mei, Wu Ying, and Shao Dan. Later she went to Europe and studied under the world-renowned Pianist Prof. Alexei
Lubimov, the last disciple of the Great Russian piano educator Heinrich Neuhaus, and also the German pianist Prof. Markus Groh. Then with top scores, she became the first grantee of the Master’s degree in piano performance from mainland China conferred by Mozarteum University of Salzburg. And in addition, she was granted the Artist Diploma by University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover, Germany. She reaped many significant awards such as Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition, Japan “Vienna Music” International Piano Competition and Austria Getwings-Steinwey Piano Competition, etc. She was the winner of the National Arts Scholarship granted by Department of Education, Science and Culture of Austria, as well as the Dean Scholarship, of Mozarteum University.
In 2008, Tang Jin’s research project Bach Suite was sponsored by the Shanghai Pujiang Elite Program and therefore, she was awarded the title of Pujiang Scholar. She has been invited to serve as a judge for many influential piano competitions, as follows mainly, CCTV Piano Competition 2011, Sweden Nordic International Piano Competition 2014, China Shanghai International Students Piano Competition 2014, the 4th Germany Irmler International Piano Open Final 2015 and Italy Scriabin International Piano Competition 2016, etc.
Tang Jin is associate professor of Music Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music now.