Qiao Chen Solomon
Associate Professor of Music and Chair, Director of Orchestral Activities and Strings Study
Office Location: Presser 204
Office Hours: By appointment only
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Hailing from China, Qiao Chen Solomon started playing violin at the age of 8 and later pursued the studies of viola, voice, piano, and conducting. Dr. Solomon performs as soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and orchestra player throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Past performance highlights include a solo performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the UGA Symphony Orchestra and a solo performance of Harvest Celebration at the Grumo Festival in Italy. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall with the ARCO chamber orchestra, and with the same group she has performed and recorded Vivaldi’s Violin Concertos on the Art Classics Label as a featured soloist. Dr. Solomon has recorded Pulsar by Augusta Read Thomas and the Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clark on a double CD collection of works by women composers commissioned by the National Council of Women of the United States. She was a prize-winner in the National Music Talent Competition in Guangzhou, which includes five different sub-competitions: violin, voice, piano, conducting, and a music theory/history comprehensive exam. She has also won awards at the 5th Liaoning Violin Competition (China), the West Waterford Music and Drama Festival (Ireland), and the MTNA Competition (United States).