About Xun Pan

Chinese-American pianist Xun Pan received his early musical training from his grandmother and pianists-parents, Pan Yiming and Ying Shizhen. He continued his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Syracuse University in New York, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.  

Mr. Pan has won many international piano competitions and awards, beginning with first prize in the 1986 China National Piano Competition in Beijing, and the "Dr. Luis Sigall" International Piano Competition in Chile in 1987, the International Festival Piano Competition in Korea in 1990, the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York in 1992, and the Artists International Competition in New York in 1993. A student of Theodore Lettvin, Mr. Pan has performed solo recitals worldwide from Carnegie Weill Hall to the Beijing National Center for Performing Arts. He has performed in Moscow, Santiago, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Taipei, Budapest, Salzburg, Sicily, New York, Seoul, Pyongyang, Biel, Bern, Brussels, Vina Del Mar, Washington DC, Lisbon, Toronto, Boston, San Jose, and many other cities in the world. He “…excites his audience with extraordinary power and masterful technique.” (Intelligencer Journal)

A noted chamber musician, Mr. Pan is the pianist of the Newstead Trio and Trio Clavino. Their work has been broadcast live on radio and television, and they have released several highly acclaimed recordings. Trio Clavino toured seven cities in China with Fulbright Grants managed by US Embassy in Beijing in 2014, and again in June of this year. Mr. Pan has been served as a judge in many competitions include "Frinna Awerbuch" International Piano Competition in New York, United States Music Open Competition in Oakland, CA, and Maria Clara Cullell International Piano Competition in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Dr. Pan teaches at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and is a visiting professor at many universities and conservatories in China, includes China Conservatory of Music, China Northwest University for Nationalities, Fuzhou University, Yantai University, Shandong University, Qinghai Normal University, and Wenzhou University. He taught and served as the Chairman of the Piano Department at Pennsylvania Academy of Music between 1996 and 2009. He is one of the founding members and the Artistic Director of the Lancaster International Piano Festival in Pennsylvania, USA. 

     潘洵自幼便随祖母及同为中国著名钢琴家的父母(潘一鸣教授和应诗真教授)接受音乐启蒙教育,这对他日后取得的骄人的成就起了至关重要的作用。他1984年考入中国中央音乐学院,学习期间曾两次荣获中国第一个音乐奖学金 --- “沈心工奖学金。毕业后考入美国纽约雪城大学(Syracuse University) 继续深造,并于1996年获美国罗格斯大学(Rutgus University) 钢琴演奏博士学位。潘洵曾先后师从于应诗真,潘一鸣,朱工一和提奥多列特文(Theodore Lettvin) 等国内外著名音乐教授。

  潘洵曾在国内及国际比赛中多次获奖。1986年,他首次在北京举行的中国民族作品钢琴比赛中脱颖而出,荣获一等奖;继而又在1987年在智利举行的第十四届 “Dr.Luis Sigall” 国际钢琴比赛中技压群雄荣获大奖;1990年,他代表中国参加朝鲜平壤第四届国际艺术节并获奖;1992年,他在高手云集的美国第四届 “Frinna Awerbuch” 国际钢琴大赛中再展雄风雄抱得奖杯,并由此取得第一次在卡内基音乐厅演奏的机会;1994 年,他参加了美国纽约举行的国际艺术家比赛 (Artists International),又一次凭着评委一致公认的雄厚音乐实力而获首奖。一如美国权威音乐杂志Star Ledger的评述:“他(潘洵)用超凡的音乐和娴熟的技巧感动了观众。” 而由于潘洵近几年在国际音乐界的突出表现,“Frinna Awerbuch” 国际钢琴比赛组委会更邀请他担任自2006年以来的比赛的评委。

  潘洵凭就其自身雄厚的实力,有幸在美国的林肯中心、卡内基音乐厅及中国国家大剧院等著名场所成功地举办过个人独奏及重奏音乐会。音乐无界,潘洵的音乐足迹遍布世界多个国家与城市,象是莫斯科,圣地亚哥,圣何西,新加坡,平壤,首尔,布达佩斯,纽约,伦敦,洛杉矶,威尼斯,华盛顿,里斯本,法兰克福,萨尔斯堡,西西里,多伦多,波士顿,及中国很多的城市包括台北和香港都曾飘扬过潘洵美妙的音符。除此之外,潘洵还是美国著名 纽斯德 三重奏 (Newstead Trio )克莱维诺 三重奏 (Trio Clavino) 的钢琴家,从事室内乐演奏,并与包括世界著名音乐大师 Arnold Steinhardt 在内的音乐家合作,在世界各地进行演出。纽斯德三重奏迄今为止已经灌录了五张唱片,无论就演奏风格,演奏技巧及曲目编排而言,均可堪称上乘之作。他们的最近一张CD获得美国音乐杂志Fanfare的极高评价。唱片大多曲目虽为莫扎特, 贝多芬和德沃夏克的古典名曲,但也对多元文化的曲目进行了大胆及成功的尝试,将中西音乐的精华完美合璧。他们也演奏许多二十世纪和二十一世纪的新作品,包括多首专门献给 纽斯德三重奏和“克莱维诺”三重奏的作品。2014年和2016年,“克莱维诺”三重奏两次获得著名的美国国务院颁发的福布莱特基金奖并由美国驻华大使馆邀请在中国的多个城市和东盟音乐周举行巡演,获得轰动。       

  由于在音乐上的突出成就,潘洵自1997年起便入选英国剑桥大学的《国际音乐名人录》(International Who’s Who Directory) 和《国际传记字典》(Dictionary of International Biography)

    潘洵曾任美国宾夕法尼亚音乐学院钢琴系主任,现任美国米勒斯维尔大学音乐系钢琴教授,键盘教研室主任并兼任附中校长。他还同时担任中国音乐学院,四川音乐学院,温州大学,山东大学,烟台大学,福州大学,和中国西北民族大学等多所学校的客座教授,并在世界各地举办大师课并担任许多著名音乐节的教授,其中包括维也纳雷协悌兹基音乐大师班暨夏令营 (International Leschetizky Music Academy Summer Master Classes) ;美国华盛顿国际钢琴艺术节(Washington International Piano Festival)“Vivace” 艺术节;意大利国际室内乐音乐节(Positano International Chamber Music Festival)等;并受邀在201210月第七届北京国际钢琴艺术节(The Seventh Beijing International Piano Festival)的开幕音乐会上演奏。潘洵现任美国兰开斯特国际钢琴艺术节(Lancaster International Piano Festival)艺术总监。潘洵还在世界各地担任国际比赛的评委,提携后进。



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