Teacher Profile: Hanbing Jia

Hanbing Jia

Hanbing Jia

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Washington, DC


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About Hanbing Jia

Violinist Hanbing Jia has been a professional orchestra musician and chamber musician for over ten years, performing with diverse ensemble in US, Europe and his native China. In China, he has performed with China Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, China National Opera, Shenzhen symphony orchestra, and beyond. He currently serves as section first violin in Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2014, Mr. Jia was appointed as the concertmaster of Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Spain tour and performed as the soloist of Scheherazade in Zaragoza, Murcia, Castellon and Granada.

Mr. Jia started his violin study at age four and he received his Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. His teacher includes Herbert Greenberg, Oleg Rylatko, Paul Kantor, Gregory Lee, Frank Ge-Fang Yang, Doris Lederer, Andrzej Grabiec and Antoine Goulard. He previously received his Bachelor of Music degree from Renmin University of China, studied with renowned violinist and pedagogue Ke-Qiang Sui.

Mr. Jia was served as the first violin in Ming-De Quartet and prize-winner of China National Jinzhong String Quartet competition in 2011. He performed chamber concert with Ming-De Quartet in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen. In December 2011, Mr. Jia was invented to play chamber concert with Ming-De Quartet for President of Poland Mr. Bronis?aw Komorowski.

As a violin teacher, Mr. Jia has worked with and taught different levels of students, from young beginners to advanced adults. Though he uses a traditional methodology, Mr. Jia also incorporates some Suzuki techniques and repertoire in his teaching. He also coaches small ensemble and chamber music. Some of his students get accepted by music festivals and win auditions. His instructions is not limited to violin solo music, though; his teaching extends to chamber music and orchestra music as well. His overall goal is to find what inspires each of his students and make the lessons fun, engaging, and rewarding, whether they are pursuing their instrument as a hobby or a career goal.

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