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posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Xun Pan   [ updated Oct 2, 2010, 10:19 PM ]

Chinese born pianist Xun Pan received his early musical training from his grandmother and pianists-parents, Pan Yi-Ming and Ying Shi-Zhen. 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 Beijing National Center for Performing Arts. He has performed in Moscow, Santiago, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Pyong-Yang, London, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Taipei, Budapest, New York, Vina Del Mar, Lisbon, Toronto, Boston, 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, two of the most distinguished piano trios in North America. They have been broadcast live on radio and television. They also released several highly acclaimed recordings.

Mr. Pan is a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music as the Chairman of the Piano Department. He is also visiting professor at China Conservatory of Music, at China Northwest University for Nationalities, Fuzhou University, Yantai University, Qinghai Normal University, and at Wenzhou University.