Anran Qian joined theM. Steinert and Sons piano faculty in 2021. Anran Qian 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 an adventurous 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 young pianist, Anran was a prizewinner and a finalist in many competitions including Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition in Italy, Pro Musicis International Award in the United States, Omille Piano Competition in China, Cooper Piano Festival Competition in the United States, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy Concerto Competition. Her career has brought her to perform in different countries across the globe, such as Japan, China, the 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 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 souls all around the world. She believes that music can promote peace and respect for human rights and cultures, and the dignity and the worth of each person.