Dr. Ling Leng
Active in New York City, collaborative pianist Dr. Ling Leng is on the accompanying staff at the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music. She frequently appears as an instrumental accompanist with renowned musicians, professors, concert masters, and principal players of orchestras all over the United States. Her recent performances include a recital with Ms. Elaine Douvas, the principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and Ms. Yoonshin Song, the concert master of Detroit Symphony. Her CD with Toby Oft, the principal trombone of Boston Symphony Orchestra, titled “First Look”, is available on iTunes.
Dr. Leng has performed in many renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, and Harvard University. She has also performed as both a soloist and chamber musician abroad, including at the Central Conservatory of China in Beijing, Xinghai Conservatory, Shenyang Conservatory, and at various venues in Germany and Canada.
The third generation of classical musicians of her family, Dr. Leng began playing piano at the age of three in her native China, and her passion for the instrument led her to pursue formal musical training and education. She earned a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory where she studied with award-winning pianist Dr. Jonathan Bass. She then earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano degree from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where she studied with Ms. Shiela Kibbe. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.