Qian Boyu has been playing the violin since the age of 4, and got her bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music, studying under the renowned violinist Prof. Zhang Ti and Associate Prof. Gao Can. Qian had outstanding performances during her school time and was recommended for Concerts for Excellent Students multiple times. In the summer of 2015, Qian got the opportunity to study under the famous violinist Pierre-Henri Xuereb at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in Paris, France, and later successfully held her concert in the Nîmes Cathedral. Afterward, Qian continued her studies at the College-Conservatory of Music in the United States, and has accordingly received her master’s and doctoral degrees under the guidance of the violinist and educator Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus.
During her school years, Qian joined the China Youth Symphony Orchestra as the first violin and founded her string quartet “0℃ String Quartet”. She has held performances with the Beijing Film Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and the EOS Documentary Orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts and the Beijing Concert Hall. In 2016, Qian recorded China Central Television Music Channel’s program “Folk Songs of China” as the violin soloist. In 2018, she performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music at the National Grand Theater with the famous violinist Lü Siqing. In March 2018, as the orchestra violinist, Qian recorded China Central Television’s program “Everlasting Classics”. In 2021, she performed as a supporting violinist in the 2021 Spring Festival Gala, and in the following year, she successfully held two violin recitals at the Waston Concert Hall.
Qian Boyu has received a variety of awards, including the Honorable Mention for Excellence in the String Quartet Competition held by the Central Conservatory of Music, first prize in the International Music Competition Vienna “GRAND PRIZE VIRTUSO”, silver medal in the adult category of “In The 21st Century Prinent”, bronze medal in the Ariel Quartet Chamber Competition, first prize in the Baroque Category of “The Bach International Competition”. Appointed by the Central Conservatory of Music to participate in the Ministry of Culture’s program “Participation of tertiary talent in specialized teaching programs in elementary schools”, Qian taught at Beijing Fendou Elementary School. In 2020, Qian was invited by the Central Conservatory of Music’s App “Central Music Online” to be the leading violin teacher of a 10-lesson series of live lessons targeting to strengthen the basic foundation of the violin in the early stages and to develop the technical abilities on the intermediate level.
Qian’s students have been admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middel School, Music School Attached to Xing Hai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Music preparatory course and professional orchestras with excellent results. Furthermore, Qian has also encouraged her students to participate in various international competitions, and her achievements include second prize in the second Fiorito Festival, first prize in the Hong Kong International String Open Competition, Fujian and Beijing division, gold medal in the “Jin Se Bei Jing” Violin Competition, and first prize in the Qingdao International Violin Concerto Competition, Beijing division.
Qian Boyu is part of our team of passionate and dedicated music educators; tutoring classes in violin performances here at Melody Strings.