12th February 2018
  • 12th February 2018 | 20:00 pm

    Couvent des Récollets, 148 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010 Paris.

    Recital at Les Pianissimes

23rd February 2018
  • 23rd February 2018 | 19:30 pm

    Recital in Melbourne recital center

24th February 2018
  • 24th February 2018 | 19:30 pm

    Recital in Sydney Chatswood concert hall

30th March 2018
  • 30th March 2018 | 19:30 pm


    Trio concert in shanghai concerto hall

    With Daniel Röhn, violin
    Hayrapet Akaleiya, Saxophone

1st April 2018
  • 1st April 2018 | 19:30 pm


    Trio concert in Chongqing Phiharmonic hall

    With Daniel Röhn, violin
    Hayrapet Arakelyan, Saxphone

22nd April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018 | 11:00 am

    Matinee Recital / Wolfsburg Movimentos Festival

    Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

    Impromptus Nos. 2 and 3, D. 899

    Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

    Variations on a Theme by Händel, op. 24

    Franz Schubert

    Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

6th May 2018
  • 6th May 2018 | 0:00 am

    Hangzhou, China

    Concert with Hangzhou Phiharmonic orchestra

    Rachmaninov concerto No. 2

29th May 2018
  • 29th May 2018 | 0:00 am

    Recital in Lausanne

22nd June 2018
  • 22nd June 2018 | 0:00 am

    Shenzhen, China

    Concert with Shenzhen symphony orchestra

    Shostakovich concerto No.1

17th August 2018
  • 17th August 2018 | 12:00 pm


    Moritzburg Festival

15th September 2018
  • 15th September 2018 | 0:00 am

    Anglican Church Griante/Cadenabbia

    Recital at First International Piano Festival Lake Como 2018


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Ran Jia vereint Dramatik und Sanftheit

Beim Klavierkonzert in der Autostadt sind Werke von Brahms und Schubert zu hören. Gespielt von einer Künstlerin, die in ihrer musikalischen Persön- lichkeit und Präsentationsart ver- schiedene Merkmale vereinigte: Virtuosität, Ausdrucksstärke, ho- he (Bühnen-) Präsenz und Gefühl für das Herbeiführen von beson- deren Stimmungen durch meister- liche, instrumentale Vortragsart. Ran Jia, geboren in Shanghai, wo sie auch studierte, band ihr Audi- torium in die melodisch-emotio- nale Welt des frühen und späteren 19. Jahrhunderts ein. Ganzes Artikel  hier lesen:

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The next superstar rising out of China?

Elegant, poised and deeply musical Ran Jia has brought a new freshness to the Franz Schubert piano sonatas, a phenomenal achievement considering how often they have been performed by the greatest pianists of the past 75 years. The press in Germany, where she played all eleven works in a four-day marathon last spring, christened her “the challenger” against Daniel Barenboim, who was scheduled to appear in Berlin a few weeks later. Ms. Jia rejects such talk of competitive striving. “My dream is simple,” she told me in an interview, “to share my musical inspiration deep down in my heart with

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Press reactions

Ran Jia's Berlin debut with all Schubert sonatas in the prestigious chamber hall of the Berlin Philharmonie on four evenings in March 2017 raised high critical acclaim, praising her "high sound culture" (Berliner Morgenpost). The Tagesspiegel called her "the challenger" in comparison to the Schubert series of local hero Daniel Barenboim, which was taking place a little later in the city.  

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Wunderbar gesanglicher Ton… formt Akkorde von sinfonischer Größe, die gelegentlich an Grigory Sokolov erinnern.

Berliner Morgenpost


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Biography English
Biography German


The young Chinese pianist Ran Jia gained international attention for her extraordinary interpretative abilities for the piano work of Franz Schubert.
Tan Dun praised her as a “piano poet with dramatic skill in music making.”

For her recording of Schubert Sonatas D 960 and D 664 for the French label Artalinna she was awarded with a Choc Classica in December 2015. Her interpretation was called equal to the famous Schubert recordings by Kempff, Lupu and Richter. “An astonishing album and a name to remember!”

A special milestone in the 2016/2017 season will be her Berlin debut with the complete Schubert sonatas in the Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall, that Ran Jia will play on four evenings within ten days. Other important appearances include the MDR Sinfonieorchester and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, as well as Rheingau Music Festival, where she will give her recital debut.

Other highlights of the current season will be her debuts with China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, led by Chung Myung-Whun.

Her most recent appearances include her debut at La Roque d’Antheron International Piano Festival in August, at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, concerts at the Shanghai International Piano Festival and the “MISA” Summer Festival in Shanghai, China, recital debut in the sold out Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Korea and her debut as part of the Albert concert series in Freiburg. She also debuted recently with Hong Kong Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, English Chamber Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonic Orchestra and Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2008 Ran Jia gave her European recital debut when she was 19 years old with a pure Schubert program at the Klavierfestival Ruhr and was enthusiastically celebrated by the audience and critics: with this pianist the structures and sounds flow naturally on its own…Tremendous.”

She also performed at important festivals such as the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival as well as at Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Herkulessaal in Munich. Despite the “impressive debut” (WAZ) at a young age, Ran Jia had to take a break from the concert podium because of injury. She has been back with many highly successful concerts in the musical life for a year now and continues to dedicate her recital programs to the work of Franz Schubert, who plays a central role in her musical understanding.

Shanghai-born Ran Jia began her piano lessons at the age of 3 and has started to perform at the early age of seven years. In November 2005, Ran Jia made her debut at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center New York.
Ran Jia studied with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and holds a degree from the University of Music in Cologne. She is currently enrolled at the International piano academy at Lake Como in Italy, where she studies with William Grant Nabore.
Recently, she became the ambassador for classical music of the Chinese Aesthetic Education.

Ran Jia’s next CD recording with two Schubert sonatas will be released in Spring 2017 by Sony Classical.


 “Dass man Schubert nicht nur meisterhaft auf dem Klavier spielen, sondern ihn dadurch auch erzählen kann, beweist Ran Jia auf ihrer aktuellen Einspielung.”
Concerti, Maximilian Theiss, 13.5.2017

“Wunderbar gesanglicher Ton… formt Akkorde von sinfonischer Größe, die gelegentlich an Grigory Sokolov erinnern.”

“Die Pianistin ist eine Interpretin von hoher Klangkultur.”
Berliner Morgenpost, Mario-Felix Vogt, 21.03.2017


“Die Herausforderin… […] Spiel geprägt von müheloser Leichtigkeit, sensibel und fein austariert”
“Ran Jia ist eine Erzählerin, der man gerne zuhört.”
Tagesspiegel, Frederik Hanssen 03.03.2017


“Das Herz auf dem Tisch”

Concerti, Katharina Knees, März/2017


“So öffnet Ran Jia auf der CD ein Fenster nach Wien und eines nach Shanghai. Und in beide lächelt Schubert hinein.”
CD der Woche, rbb Kulturradio, Dirk Hühner, 17.02.2017


“Mit ihren poetisch-dramatischen Schubert-Interpretationen sorgt die junge chinesische Pianistin Ran Jia für Aufsehen.”
WDR 15.2.2017

“Poetessa del pianoforte”

La Stampa

“Bei dieser Pianistin fließen die Strukturen und Klänge wie von selbst dahin… Grandios”
“Beeindruckendes Debüt…”


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CD Release! 

F. Schubert Album
Artalinna Label, release date 9. October 2015


CD Release! 

F. Schubert Album
RCA Records, release date February 2017


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