Yuan Tian

Violinist/China

Tian Yuan was born in Harbin, China in 1999, the city of music. With the unique musical atmosphere and the influence of his hometown and family, Tian began learning violin at the age of three with his father and had his first public performance at the age of four. At the age of seven, he entered the Harbin children’s palace High School Symphony Orchestra and became the exceptional youngest first violin player there.

In 2008 Tian came to Beijing to study with the famous violin teacher Lin Yaoji, continuing at the affiliate primary school of Central Conservatory of Music, where he received the highest scholarship from The Affiliated primary school of Central Conservatory of Music and Hong Kong Brothers Fund.

In 2011, Tian gave a solo concert in Harbin concert hall, performing 11 solo compositions and the virtuosic Vieuxtemps’s Fourth Violin Concerto, with a review famous music critic, ” …The topic of the city of music, the pride of the city of music, this warm night, due to Tian Yuan’s wonderful string becomes more romantic, more charming.”

The highlight of 2012 was successful performance of the famous violin concerto “Butterfly Lovers” at the Harbin Summer Music Concert. 

Winner of the Outstanding Performance Award at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in 2014, Tian took part in the Central Conservatory of Music scholarship competition and won third prize (2015), and the following year, won a second prize in Hong Kong Art Festival violin competition.

In July 2017, Tian was selected member of the NYO-China Youth Symphony Orchestra concert in the US Carnegie Hall and a world tour with conductor Ludovic Morlot and pianist Yujia Wang.

Tian participated in the Karvendel Music Festival in the MittenWald, Germany, with many masterclasses, including Viktor Tretyakov, and in SUMMIT Music festival in New York, with many performing opportunities in festivals’ concerts. As a winner of the First Prize of the Young Talent World Festival of Performing and Visual Art 2019, he had a chance to debut with a solo performance at Carnegie Hall. 

Selected again by NYO-China again, he performed in Shanghai Oriental Art Center, followed by European tour in Konzerthaus Berlin that broadcast to millions via ARTE, United Kingdom’s Snape Maltings Concert Hall and Italy’s Fondazione Teatro Comunale as part of the 2019 Bolzano Festival. On this tour, he also played in piano trio at the Chinese Embassy in the UK. Tian continues his violin studies with Prof. Eduard Schmieder as recipient of a full scholarship at TEMPLE University in Philadelphia.  This is his first season with iPalpiti.