Ping Liang

Born in Shanghai, China, Ping Liang received his Bachelor for bassoon from Shanghai Conservatory. His teacher at the Conservatory was Prof. Zhao Zhun. He was a featured soloist at the Young Soloists Concert of Shanghais Spring Festival in 1978, which was the first re-organized musical festival after The Culture Revolution. The Central Radio Station of China recorded his three pieces played for that concert serial. In 1981, as a recipient of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – German Academic Exchange Service), he was sent to Germany by The Education Ministry and Culture Ministry of China. He received his Master of Music degree from The Hochschule fuer Musik in Wuerzburg in 1984 Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Eberhard Buschmann. During that time he was also a member of the Junge Deutche Philharmonie. In 1985, he recorded the Grand Concerto in F Major by Hummel with Shanghai Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Shui Lan. Before came to the United States in 1986, he was a faculty member of the Department for Western Orchestral Instruments at Shanghai Conservatory. His teachers in the United States include Loren Glickman at Julliard School in New York City, Ronald Tyree at Iowa University and Bernard Garfield at Temple University.

He was a Fellow at Tanglewood in 1987 and currently, he is the principal bassoonist of Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, NJ, and one of the founding members of The East Winds Quintet, an Artist-in-Residence at Lehigh University PA since 2000, and a free-lancing musician in the great Philadelphia area. In 2012, he was invited by the Central Conservatory of Music China to the Second International Bassoon Festival in Beijing as a guest.

Public Performances

September 20, 2020 – 4:00 PM

In Search of America

The Fairmount String Quartet performs:

Haydn – String Quartet, Op. 77, #2
Dvorak – String Quartet, Op. 96, “The American”
Marquez – Danzon #2

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8000 St. Martins Lane, Phila., PA 19118
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Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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