Wen Qian was born in Beijing, China. She came to the U. S. in 1987 to pursue a career in music. She was hailed by China Daily as “one of China’s most promising young violinists” after her China concert tour in 1994. She was praised as “a rare thrill” and “enthralling” by the Strad magazine for her 2004 solo recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. She has performed in music festivals such as the Marlboro and Sarasota festivals, and the Young Concert Artist Series presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Ms. Qian is also a respected music teacher who has given master classes and coaching at the New World Symphony in Miami, New York Youth Symphony and conservatories throughout China. She is currently a faculty member at the Mannes College of Music. She joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1997 and served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster during the 2001-2002 season.