Date of Birth: March 17, 1995
School: Eastman School of Music
Teacher: Douglas Humpherys
Concerto: Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Qisheng Ye was born in a music lover family in China. Ye began learning piano at age
of six and performed his first solo debut recital at age of ten. In 2008, he entered
the Music School affiliated with Xinghai Music of Conservatory and studied with Dr.
Over the years, Ye has won numerous national competitions in China including the YAMAHA
scholarship in 2012, the second prize of the Shenzhen Piano Competition in 2014 and
the second prize of the “Pearl River” National Piano competition in 2015.
He also performed in masterclasses conducted by Gary Graffman, Joseph Banowetz, Cristina
Ortiz, Eleanor Wong and Boris Slutsky. As an avid collaborative musician and co-founder
of The Cohesion Trio, Ye has performed chamber music concerts in Beijing, Guangzhou
and Shanghai. He was selected multiple times to participate in the Outstanding Chamber
Groups Concert in the Central Conservatory of Music. He won the fourth prize in the
Chamber Music Festival of Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2016.
Ye received the Bachelor of Music degree in the Central Conservatory of Music in 2018
under the tutelage of Professor Xiang Zou. He received his Master of Music degree
in piano performance major from Eastman School of Music in 2020, and is currently
pursuing the Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance and Literature under
the guidance of Professor Douglas Humpherys.
As a passionate piano teacher, Ye currently holds a Department Assistant position
in helping Professor Humpherys with teaching-related agendas at the Eastman School
of Music. Besides, he has taught private solo lessons in China since 2017. He was
appointed as piano instructor at the Steinway Piano Studio in Shenzhen, China. There,
he worked closely with piano amateur students from age 7 to 19 in early introductory
to late intermediate level.
In spare time, Ye enjoys collecting golden age classical music recordings, exercising,
reading and watching movies.