Pianist Joel Fan was born in New York City to parents originally from Taiwan. A child prodigy, he made his debut playing with the New York Philharmonic after winning the orchestra's Young People's Concert Auditions. He has gone on to a flourishing international career as a performing and recording artist, notable for his fluency both in the standard repertoire and in contemporary works. Fan's training includes work with Katharine Parker and Martin Canin in the Juilliard Pre-College Program, a BA from Harvard College, and an MA in piano performance from The Peabody Institute, where he studied with Leon Fleischer. His honors include winning the Busoni International Piano Competition and the Kosciuzko Foundation’s Chopin Prize. He has performed with a number of orchestras, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the New York ...
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