Pianist Anran Qian at Weston Public Library, Sunday December 4
The Weston Public Library’s Music Committee welcomes pianist Anran Qian to the Community Room on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm in the third in-person concert of the 2022-23 season.
Anran Qian (pianist, composer, and improvisor) is an adventurous musician who not only loves performing on the stage, but also enjoys connecting with different people, whether it is through performing classical music, improvising, composing, or teaching. Being passionate about arts,
Anran strives to bring people together and foster connections between art and everyday life. Born into a musical family, Anran started playing the piano at the age of four under the guidance of her parents. As a child, she spent many hours scribbling stories and realized that she loved telling stories on a piano keyboard even more than with a pencil. Selected amongst thousands of applicants to the Middle School Affiliated with Wuhan Conservatory in China, she received professional music training from the age of twelve. Possessing a courageous spirit even at this young age, she left home after being invited to attend the Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory and later completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School in the United States, under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University.
As a youngpianist, Anran was a prizewinner and laureate in many competitions including Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition, Chicago International Music Competition, Richmond Piano Competition, Pro Musicis International Award in the United States, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy Concerto Competition, among many others. Her career has brought her to perform in different countries across the globe, such as Japan, China, Netherlands, and the United States.
Besides performing, Anran is also passionate about social outreach programs and music technology. She was selected as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard and performed different concert programs for local senior houses, medical centers, psychiatric houses and other health facilities. She has also improvised and composed music for specific audience groups. Anran has been a performer and a music editor for The United Nations Chamber Music
Society, where she performed and reached individuals all around the world. She believes that music can promote peace and respect for human rights and cultures.
Sunday’s Program includes the following:
The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible. Covid precautions will be observed; masks are encouraged. It will also be recorded by the Weston Media Center for future airing on their Video on Demand site.