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Qiao Chen Solomon, Violinist, Violist, Conductor, Educator

Powerful and passionate, or delicate and airy, whether playing or conducting, the music of Qiao Chen Solomon is a feast of emotions that transport the listener across continents and time. Born in China and rooted in the United States, Qiao Chen Solomon is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and conductor who performs throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her U.S. debut was in 2002 with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. With the same ensemble she also had the honor of being a featured solo artist on the orchestra’s recording of Vivaldi’s violin concerto on the Art Classics label. She has appeared as a performer and presenter at many festivals and conferences, including the American String Teacher Association National Conference, the Grumal Music Festival, and with the World Youth Orchestra, both in Italy, with Georgia Music Teacher Association, and at the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival and at the Virginia Common Wealth Global Summer Institute. Qiao is a prize-winning musician bestowed with prestigious honors from competitions such as the National Music Talent Competition in Guangzhou and the 5th Liaoning Violin Competition in China, the West Waterford Music and Drama Festival in Ireland, and the MTNA Competition in the United States. Qiao is the Strings and Orchestral Studies program director and Associate Professor of Music at Agnes Scott College.

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