Hailed as “captivating” by Stroll Magazine, Dr. Junwen Liang, a native of Nanning, China, began his piano studies at the age of 9 and made his solo debut at the age of 13. In recent years, Junwen has been performing in many recital series across the United States and has been invited to participate in well-renowned music festivals including Lunigiana International Music Festival, The Leon Fleisher Academy, and Aspen Music Festival. He has worked with famous pedagogues and concert pianists including Piotr Paleczny, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, Ching-Yun Hu, Andre Laplante, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Vladimir Feltsman, Robert McDonald, Ursula Oppens, Jeremy Denk, and more.
Junwen recently completed a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at Penn State, where he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Piano and studied with Christopher Guzman. He earned his bachelor degree with a full scholarship at Ithaca College. And a master degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he served as an Associate Instructor in Piano. Junwen is now pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Richard Goode, one of the greatest pianists of the 20-21st Centuries.