- Intro · Tianqi Du-
Youth Piano Art Pioneer on the Keyboard
With recitals and concertos, performed with orchestras globally in cities like Beijing, Berlin, Torun, Jerusalem, etc., Tianqi Du has the recognition with awards of over a dozen of international piano awards including German Steinway Youth Piano Competition, The American San Jose International Youth Piano Competition, Japan Asia Chopin Piano Competition, and so on at the young age. He created a piano experimental film Libido Fantasy, which leads to a huge impact on Chinese social media. Later on, he composed the theme music for FIS World Cup of Freestyle Skiing Aerials, with the performance at the Chinese National Stadium Bird's Nest. After joining New England Conservatory of Master of Music with scholarship, he has been dedicated to research and performance on J.S.Bach's works and hopes to bring his pursuit and understanding to more audience on the music of J.S.Bach.
As the junior of Chinese top pianists Li Yundi, Chen Sa, he is the fellow apprentice of the famous Chinese piano educator, Professor Dan Zhaoyi. Currently during his master life, he is the student of Meng-Chieh Liu.
· Piano Bio: 3 Stages ·
The Traveling Dreamer in the Music & Art Wonderland
Competitions and Concerts
Tianqi was taught piano at the age of 5 by professor Chen Xuejun. As the junior of Li Yundi, Chen Sa, He has been under the apprentice of the renowned piano educator in China, Professor Dan Zhaoyi since 12 years old. Smart and studious, he showed his early distinct talent in piano. He revealed extraordinary artistic talents and ranked the top three in a number of domestic and international piano competitions such as the Hong Kong Toyama Piano Competition, Chinese Final of German Steinway Piano Competition, Germany Wiesbaden Youth Piano Competition, The American San Jose International Youth Piano Competition, Japan Asia Chopin Piano Competition, Second Beijing International Piano Festival Concerto Piano Competition. With recitals and concerts globally in Berlin, Jerusalem, Torun, San Jose, Tokyo, and most major cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen, Chongqing, Guiyang, performed concertos like Chopin concerto in E minor, Op.11, Chopin concerto in F minor, Op.21, Schumann concerto in A minor, Op.54, Grieg concerto in A minor, Op.16, Scriabin concerto in #F minor, Op.20, Ravel concerto in G Major with many orchestras.
Compositions and Film
In 2013, Tianqi Du released Libido Fantasy, which combined psychology, arts experiment into his own composition into the classical music world. Cooperated with the Iranian movie soundtrack master Peyman Yazdanian, it displayed new forms of mix and match. Simultaneously, the music video was directed and acted by Tianqi himself.
On 22nd December 2013, Tianqi Du kicked off the closing ceremony with his independent work “ICE Theme” on the “2013-2014 FIS World Cup Freestyle Skiing Aerials “ in the National Stadium of China (the Bird's Nest) where the Beijing Olympic was held.
Johann Sebastian Bach
With 2 years' silence, he began new trail starting from moving to Boston in New England Conservatory for his master. Up to the north like where Gould found the charm, in this foreign land, he's found solace in Bach in moments of tortuous indecision or yearning for home. Later on, he channeled all his energies to study Bach and practice the Goldberg Variations. The music of Bach has been a constant companion, bringing him new life.
After keen on practicing Bach, with deeper understanding of Bach’s music which embodies the exploration of the highest spheres of idea that unifies humankind, Tianqi wants to share to more audience about how in Bach's world, philosophy, mathematics, science, and art pursues the same objective. This became the origin of Tianqi Goldberg Variations Tour in 2018...
- Upcoming Performance -
Du Tianqi 2018 World Tour Is Warming Up…
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in Boston
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in New York
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in Chengdu
Time：2018-06-09 19:30-21:00 / Location：Nie'er Concert Hall, Sichuan Conservatory Of Music
No. 6, Xingsheng Road, Chengdu
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in Shanghai
Time：2018-06-17 19:30-22:00 / Location：Shanghai Oriental Art Center
No. 425, Dinxiang Road, Shanghai
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in Shenzhen
Time：2018-06-24 19:30-22:00 / Location：Shenzhen Concert Hall
No. 2016, Fuzhongyi Road, Shenzhen
Du Tianqi Bach Tour 2018 series in Beijing
Time：2018-06-28 19:30-21:00 / Location：Beijing Concert Hall
No.1, Beixinhua Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing
“Tianqi Du is widely recognized as the most potential piano star in China”
Youth Pianist Du Tianqi Got Attention, Playing at the Closing Cerenomy of the FIS World Cup
（ifeng.com）On Dec. 12th, in China National Stadium, the Bird Nest, youth pianist Du Tianqi played for the closing ceremony in "Audi -2013-2014 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup". The youth pianist Du Tianqi used his new creation of independent piano work "ICE Theme" for the men's team finals kicked off. The piano music had the fusion of Western strings and elements of traditional Chinese drum which led the audience to a mysterious snowy land. The completion of Ice Theme is also Du's first independent work after the cooperation with Iran composition master Peyman Yazdanian …[MORE]
Piano New Star Du Tianqi held Libido Fantasy Concert Night.
(GQ) As the prond desciple of The famous piano educator China professor Dan Zhaoyi, and the junior of the famous piano artist Yundi Li, Chen SA, piano star Du Tianqi held in the evening of July 10th the"Libido fantasy" personal concert night in Beijing, cooperated with Iranian movie soundtrack master Peyman Yazdanian. This was also the 3rd time Peyman's cooperation with Chinese top artists after his cooperation with movie director Lou Ye and Li Yu. This time, he chose a post-90's young star...[MORE]
Du Tianqi Kicked off with His Performance at the Award Gala of Beijing International Piano Festival
（163.com）In November 23rd 8, the second Beijing International Piano Festival "Chopin Memorial awards, Schuhmann's 200th anniversary Piano Concerto Competition" held at the Beijing Music Hall. The gold medal went to the Guizhou piano prodigy Du Tianqi. That night, he dressed in a tuxedo finale, the piano virtuoso like excitement, flowing in the fingertips, the perfect interpretation of the Schuhmann Concerto in a minor, ended in the warm applause from the audience…[MORE]
The Che Guevara Type of Piano Prodigy-- Du Tianqi
（Guizhou Metropolis Daily）In 2011, to shoot the 26th Universiade announcements, the Universiade organizing committee invited the leaders of all life areas. The only representative from piano field was a piano talant called Du Tianqi, from Guizhou. The boy is only 19 years old this year, but has won the third in Wiesbaden Youth Piano Competition in Germany at 12's, second place inthe United States won the ninth Russian Music Youth Piano Competition with Special Jury Award at 16's, in Japan, the silver medal in Asian Chopin International Piano Competition and so on. The famous musician Dan Zhaoyi, Zheng Xiaoying has highly praised for him. Du said "I hope I can be like Che Guevara, can be like an idealist, to be someone with the fulcrum, to be a valuable person, and a more pure person…[More]
Du Tianqi and Conductor Zheng xiaoying's Amazing Mix & Match
（163.com）The evening of July 2nd at 8:30, young pianist Tianqi Du and the current chief conductor of the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, the first Chinese female conductor professor Zheng Xiaoying played together at the Guiyang Grand Theatre, with a classical symphony concert for the audience. The concert was hard to get a ticket, and the venue was full...[More]
J.S.BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, BWV 988
Recital at Burnes Hall New England Conservatory