Associate Principal Double Bass
Currently Associate Principal Double Bass, Jiang Xinlai joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997. A native of Shanghai, she started double bass studies at the age of 10, and gave her debut double bass recital at the age of 15 while studying with Cao Jian at the Affiliated Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory.
Jiang was awarded a full scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory of Music in the US in 1994 where she studied with Lawrence Wolfe, Assistant Principal Double Bass of Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1996, she earned her place on the National Dean's List and won the First Prize of the conservatory’s string competition. With full scholarship, she furthered her studies at The Juilliard School with Orin O'Brien from the New York Philharmonic.
Jiang participated in the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center and the National Orchestra Institute, and in 2001 was invited to perform at the International Laureates’ Music Festival in Los Angeles. Under the baton of maestro Jaap van Zweden, she performed with the HK Phil in their 2015 Europe Tour (including the Musikverein in Vienna) and their 2017 Asia Pacific Tour.
Passionate about music education, Jiang is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Jiang plays a Joseph Minot double bass made in 1817.