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      Yuan Tian distinguishes herself by winning two concerto competitions at Aspen Music Festival in 2003. She made orchestral debut with the American Academy Orchestra of Conducting performing Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto "Emperor". She has also been the finalist of the 7th International Bach Competition in Wurzburg Germany. Yuan Tian appears in solo and chamber music concerts in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, and Italy. She has recorded a solo compact disc of complete Chopin Etudes Op.10 & Op.25 and recordings of chamber music on the label of Beijing Global Records. Her recordings were awarded by the China Cultural Ministry. Yuan Tian performed recitals with renowned musicians such as Valery Popov and David McGill at International Double Reed Conference in North Carolina. She made Carnegie debut at Weill Recital Hall in 2007, performing works by Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, Debussy and contemporary Chinese composers. Her concert tour in France was praised by La Republican as "superb interpretation". Recently she performed Chopin's Brilliant Polonaise at Toronto Chinese New Year Gala Concert in Richmond Hill Performing Center and Milton Performing Arts Centre.

     Yuan Tian began piano studies at the age of four with her parents. She received degrees from renowned schools in the United States and China. She graduated from Central Conservatory of Music (BM)and earned Artist diploma at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Master's degree at Cleveland Institute of Music. She is the recipient of Aspen Music Festival Simms Fellowship(05) American Chinese Women Organization Li Foundation Fellowship(03), and Canadian Yamaha Award(08).

      As an enthusiastic educator, she founded her own Talent Children Competition in 2011. Her teaching experiences have included McGill University (lecturer of piano), Johns Hopkins University and Indiana University(TA), Central Conservatory of Music (Staff Accompanist). She frequently serves as piano adjudicator in Canada and China. Her students have won top prizes in competitions. In 2013 she was featured on Oakville Beaver as the winner of Oakville Arts Council Cogeco Performing Artist Award.