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Pianist Fan Zhang is an active performer of solo and collaborative piano works, and embraces a wide range of repertoire and styles from Bach and Haydn to Albeniz, and Scriabin. She has concertized internationally in many stages including ones in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, California, Liaoning, and Ningxia, China.
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Praised by world-renowned
pianists and pedagogues as an illustriously insightful pianist who plays
vividly with great spirit and brilliant touch, Chinese-born pianist Fan Zhang is an active performer of
solo and collaborative piano works, and embraces a wide range of repertoire and
styles from Bach and Haydn to Albeniz, and Scriabin. She has concertized
internationally in many stages including ones in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
California, Liaoning, and Ningxia, China.
Fan’s piano journey in the
United States started in 2005. As the first recipient of the Global Ambassador
Award with a full scholarship, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from
Capital University. In 2010, Fan started her Master of Music degree at Indiana
University, with the Associate Instructor Fellowship. Fan earned a Doctor of
Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in May 2016, fully
supported by Rackham Graduate Fellowship. Dr. Zhang’s principal teachers
include Dr. Arthur Greene, Dr. Karen Shaw, and Dr. Tianshu Wang.
A winner of many
competitions, including OMTA/Graves Young Artist, Ohio MTNA Collegiate Young
Artist Competition, Akron Tuesday Musical Association Piano Competition, and
the Capital University Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. Additionally
Fan has been the honored recipient of The Presser Foundation Award, Nancy B.
and Nicholas J. Perrini Award, Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award
and the Women in Music Columbus Award, among other distinctions.
In addition to performing,
Fan is passionate about teaching. She has enjoyed ten years of teaching
experience working with piano students in a variety of settings in the United
States and China. She has taught class piano and piano lessons for five years
during her graduate studies at both the University of Michigan, and Indiana
University. Dr. Zhang also had a successful piano studio in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, teaching piano students of all ages and abilities with various
aspects of technique and musicality. Her studio has been ranked No. 1 piano studio
in Ann Arbor in 2016 on the well-known Thumbtack. Her students have
participated in the Michigan Students Achievement Test, and received excellent
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Doctor of Musical Arts, The University of MichiganMaster of Music, Indiana UniversityBachelor of Music, Capital University