Wen Qian, violin

A native of Beijing, China, Ms. Wen Qian came to the US in 1987 to pursue a musical career. As a soloist, Ms. Qian was hailed by China Daily as "one of China's most promising young violinists" after her China concert tour in 1994. She was praised as "a rare thrill" and "enthralling" by the Strad magazine for her 2004 solo recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. As a chamber musician, she has performed in music festivals such as the Marlboro and Sarasota festivals, and the Young Concert Artist Series presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As an educator, the demand for Ms. Qian's teaching has included master classes and coachings at the New World Symphony in Miami, New York Youth Symphony and conservatories throughout China. She is currently a faculty member at the Mannes College of Music.

Ms. Qian joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1997. She served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster during the 2001-2002 season.