Pianist Nanyi Qiang has established a wide-ranging career spanning chamber musician, vocal coach, soloist, and pedagogue. He is in much demand as a concert artist in song recital, chamber music recital, and new music concert throughout the US, Canada, and China.
Dr. Qiang was a Collaborative Piano Intern at the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2017 Intern Program (Toronto) in June 2017. Also an alumnus of Music Academy of the West (2015), he has appeared in music festivals such as SongFest, Source Song Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, iSING Young Artist Festival (China), Vancouver International Song Institute, and New Music on the Point, among others. He also held the Pianist/Coach Fellowship at the “ECCO” program of Minnesota Opera (2015-2016).
Dr. Qiang has performed in numerous masterclasses given by Sir. Thomas Allen, Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, Thomas Grubb, Richie Hawley, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Julie Landsman, Donald McInnes, Susanne Mentzer, John Musto, Alan Smith, Roger Vignoles, among others. An advocate of new music, Dr. Qiang serves on the Board of Directors and plays regularly with “Onethirteen Composers Collective”, a new music organization based in Twin Cities, MN.
Dr. Qiang is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Central State University, OH, where he coaches singers, instrumentalists, and teaches music literature classes. He completed his DMA in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota, a BM and a MM in Piano Performance from Sichuan Conservatory of Music (China) and the University of Washington respectively. His teachers include: Lydia Artymiw, Dr. Timothy Lovelace, Craig Sheppard, and Dr. Chenggang Yang.
Most recently he was invited to give guest recitals at Northern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Virginia Tech, Ball State University, and Wright State University.