Dr. Jun Qian will work with clarinet students from L.D. Bell High School (including some of mine) on the 2012 Texas All-State music in a free and open master class. The master class will be on Thursday, October 25 at 4:15 pm in a room near the band hall at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. The address is 1601 Brown Trail, Hurst, TX 76054. The band hall is on the south part of the high school campus facing Highway 183.
Dr. Jun Qian, Chinese-born American clarinetist, joined the music faculty at Baylor University as the clarinet professor, and the Waco Symphony as principal clarinetist, in fall 2012. Qian won first prize in the Orchestral Excerpts Competition and third prize in the Solo Competition at the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in 1997. He is the first artist in the history of the ICA to receive prizes in both competitions in the same year. He is also an endorsing artist for the Paris-based Selmer Company in France. Qian is the former principal clarinetist of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China and served as music theory teacher at Eastman School of Music in the USA. In 2001, he made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1. He is the first Chinese wind concerto soloist to ever perform in this hall. Currently, he is working on a solo CD titled “East Meets West”. This CD will be the first professional recording of music for clarinet and piano by well-known Chinese composers. Qian holds a BM from Baylor University, and a MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music. For complete bio, click HERE.
For more information contact me at email@example.com or 682-888-7639.
NOTE: This program has been made possible through a grant from Conn-Selmer, Inc.
ClarinetMike says, “It’s going to be fun!”