Both The International Clarinet Association's magazine The Clarinet and the American Record Guide praise Dr. Qian's newest album released with Albany Records.
"West Meets East is Qian's reversal of this theme [of East Meets West I & II], bringing together American and European colleagues to reflect and explore Chinese influences from a Western perspective." - The Clarinet (September 2018).
"The music ranges from the rhythmically invigorating Funk Shui to the bizarre yet catchy Monkey King and from the abstract and ethereal Azure Dragon of the East to the beautiful and affecting Free Translations. Qian leads with a clear and responsive tone, a wide dynamic range, solid technique, and good expressive instincts." - American Record Guide