Danwen Jiang

Violin - Session 2
Photo Archive/2013/04-April/Danwen-Jiang-Portrait
A winner of China’s National Violin Competition in 1984, violinist Danwen Jiang has concertized extensively as a concerto soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and has performed at world renowned concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., La Salle Gaveau in Paris, Beijing Concert Hall, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. She has appeared at international music festivals such as Festival du Quercy Blanc and Festival Dan le Gard in France, InterHarmony International Music Festival in Germany and Italy, Harpa International Music Academy in Iceland, Victoria International Music Festival in Canada, Rutgers SummerFest, Sanibel Chamber Music Festival, Yale Chamber Music Series, as well as the Manchester Music Festival and the Taconic Music, Inc. in Vermont. As an avid chamber musician, she has performed with distinguished musicians including Menahem Breuer, Nathaniel Rosen, Andre-Michel Schub, Lilian Kallir, Stanley Druker, Igor Kipnis, Jazz violinist Regina Carter, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, Emerson, Shanghai String Quartets, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Chamber Players, Soloists of the Pacific Rim, among others. Her performances have appeared on public radio networks across the United States, Canada, China, as well as on CDs by Soundset Recordings, Eroica Classical Recordings, and China Record Corporation.

A recipient of the Professor of the Year Special Recognition Award (2012), President’s Tenured faculty Exemplar Award (2008) and the Distinguished Teaching Award (2005) at Arizona State University, Jiang’s international reputation as an exceptional performer and teacher yields her frequent invitations to perform and present guest master classes at distinguished music institutions in Australia, Canada, China, Iceland, Italy, Germany, and the United States. She has been featured as concerto soloist and collegiate level master class clinician for violin at American String Teachers Association National Conferences. Prior to joining the ASU School of Music faculty, Jiang taught at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her students have been winners of state, regional, national, and international competitions; many of her former students have embarked on high powered career posts such as concertmaster and principal positions in professional symphony orchestras, members of prize-winning chamber groups, and tenured university professors in the United States, China, and Europe.

Danwen Jiang studied violin with Arnold Steinhardt, Oscar Shumsky, Taras Gabora, and Weijian Zhao. Additional violin and chamber music studies with Joseph Gingold, Felix Galimir, Alexander Schneider, Jaime Laredo, Joseph Silverstein, György Pauk, Joseph Fuchs, Michael Tree, and Zara Nelsova.
Ms. Jiang performs on a 1727 Antonio Stradivarius violin (the “ex-Ries”).