First classic accordionist to win the IBLA international music prize
Mingyuan Ruan is an outstanding international accordionist, the first classic accordionist to win the IBLA international music competition. Mingyuan played as a winning contestant at Carnegie Hall.
After graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (China), she completed an Advance diploma in performance at the Royal Academy of Music as a student of Professor Owen Murray.
Winner of numerous competitions, she recently received the First Prize of the 64th Coupe Mondiale (CIA) International Accordion competition in chamber music, the Gold medal of the 3rd Berliner International Music Competition and the Golden Award for solo performance in the National Accordion Performance Competition part of the Beijing Arts Festival.
Her performance in the soundtrack of the film ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ – winner of the Golden Bear Award at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival – was highly praised.
Mingyuan is a passionate advocate of the classical repertoire for accordion. She regularly played with China NCPA Orchestra (the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts) and has appeared on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, London Palladium and Carnegie Hall.
She has published two albums, The solo album INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPETITION AWARD-WINNING TRACK SOLO ALBUM. The chamber music album INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPETITION AWARD-WINNING TRACK CHAMBER ALBUM.