Chen-Shen Fan - Piano
CUNY Brooklyn College, Artist Diploma Candidate
Concert pianist Chen-Shen Fan regularly performs for audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR in New York, WFMT in Chicago and Philharmonic Radio in Taipei. Mr. Fan is a classical piano fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. Most recently, Mr. Fan is named the Best Liszt Interpretation Award and Second Prize Winner of the American Liszt Society’s 2017 International Franz Liszt Festival and Piano Competition.
Born in Taiwan, Chen-Shen Fan studied with Solomon Mikowsky and Alexandre Moutouzkine at Manhattan School of Music, Angela Hewitt at the Trasimeno Masterclass Series. He has received masterclass and lessons from Stephen Hough, Awadagin Pratt, Matti Raekallio, Douglas Humpherys, Alexander Korsantia, Ilana Vered, Sergei Babayan and Robert McDonald. At Northwestern, he is the assistant to James Giles where he graduated with honor. Mr. Fan is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the Brooklyn College, City University of New York under the tutelage of phenomenal pianist Ursula Oppens.
Winner of the Thaviu-Isaak Piano Scholarship Competition, Evanston and North Shore Music Clubs Scholarship and the American Association for Development of Gifted and Talented Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the International Young Artists Piano Competition in Singapore, Pauline Lindsey Award, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, and Marian Garcia International Piano Competition. These prizes have led him to perform at some of the most exciting venues like Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and New York Steinway Hall.
Of special interest to Mr. Fan is music of our time. He has co-founded the Two Islands Duo with Gulli Björnsson, an Icelandic Fulbright composer and guitarist. Their mission is to premiere new guitar and piano repertoires. Two Islands Duo’s debut album “Angelo Gilardino, salute from New York”, was released in 2014 on the Berben label. The album is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. The reviews are featured on Italian music magazine Seicorde and the classical journal FineMusic of Sydney. During his residency at Northwestern, Mr. Fan had the privilege of working closely with world renowned composers such as David Lang, Steven Reich and Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as the leading new music initiatives Claire Chase, founder of International Contemporary Ensemble and Alan Pierson, the artistic director of Alarm Will Sound.
Chen-Shen Fan is the piano program coordinator of the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival.