Pianist Tian Tian began her piano training at the age of four in her native China. Upon arriving in the United States, she studied with Logan Skelton and quickly began amassing top prizes at national and international competitions. These included 2nd prize at the MTNA Baldwin Junior High school Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the Cooper International Piano Competition (Oberlin), 1st prize at the Idyllwild Arts Academy Young Artist Competition, 2nd prize at the Missouri Southern International Competition, and 3rd place at the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.
She continued her training at the Juilliard School,
where she received
B.M. and M.M. degrees under the tutelage of Robert
McDonald. In the fall
2011 Tian completed a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and
Literature with a
minor in Chamber Music and Accompanying at the Eastman
School of Music where she was a student of (and
served as teaching assistant to) Nelita True.
Dr. Tian maintains a busy performance schedule in the
U.S and abroad.
Solo appearances have included music festivals such as
Piano Texas, the Gilmore Festival, and Summer Courses
with Arie Vardi (Germany).
Recent concerto appearances included the Windsor
Symphony and the
Idyllwild Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the
Studzinsky Trio, she has
recently performed in the U.S., China, and Korea.
Dr. Tian was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at
Teacher’s University and Yunnan Institute for the Arts
Shaoxing Academy of the Arts (2009), Weifang Academy,
Teacher’s University, Ludong University, and Qufu
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