Cong Fan, piano
Photo of Cong Fan by Zheng Dai
Dr. Cong Fan has earned both a Doctor of Music Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Temple University of the US. Dr. Fan has won many prizes, awards and fellowships. She made her Carnegie Hall debut after winning the first prize at the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York. Other awards include the Pacific International Piano Competition in Canada, the Pennsylvania Piano Competition, the Pi Kappa Lambda Piano Competition, the Kennedy Music Scholarship in Germany, and the Martha Ellen Fisher Tye Fellowship in Austria. In addition, she has also received the Dean Emeritus Helen Laird Tribute Award two years consecutively, the David Leibig Memorial Grant, and the William A. Singer Memorial Award. In 2004 and 2006, she has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment in music.
Her orchestra soloist experience began at the age of sixteen with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed with leading orchestras in China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Turkey and several orchestras in America. After graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1997, Dr. Fan was given full scholarships to study at Temple University under the guidance of Professor Harvey Wedeen.
Active in both solo and chamber musical scenes, Dr. Fan has performed in central Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. As a chamber music recitalist, she has collaborated with different artists giving concerts at various concert halls. In Philadelphia, her Kimmel Center debut was a performance at the opening day ceremonies at Verizon Hall. Later she returned as a soloist to commemorate the 150th Year Steinway & Sons celebration.
Dr. Fan is currently an Adjunct Professor at Temple University Boyer College of Music. She has also held the position of Artistic Planner of the Beijing Concert Hall. The Music Teachers National Association has designated her as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. In 2008, Dr. Fan’s new CD albums “Yellow River Piano Concerto” and “Piano Solo” were released by TianXuan Recording Company in China, and her performance was awarded “the best piano performance of the year.”
December 1, 2012