JOEL FAN 范景德 , Pianist
Pianist Joel Fan is acclaimed as “soaring” (Los Angeles Times), “fantastic” (Washington Post), and possessing a “probing intellect and vivid imagination” (New York Times). Celebrated for his exuberant virtuosity, and a bold repertoire that embraces piano classics and inspired discoveries of contemporary and world music, Fan re-invents the piano recital by illuminating the rare and unexpected – creating, in the words of the Baltimore Sun’s critic Tim Smith, “one of the most satisfying piano performances I’ve heard.”
Joel Fan’s discography illustrates Fan’s highly creative musical persona. Following his work on Leon Kirchner: Revelations – critic Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times proclaimed Fan as an “impressive pianist.” Of Fan’s recital disc, West of the Sun, the Toronto Star stated, “Fan offers nine stunningly brilliant renditions drawn from a wide range of styles and sources… Capping it all off is an arresting interpretation of Samuel Barber’s fearsome 1949 Piano Sonata. Wow.” Fan’s solo CD World Keys contains five world premiere recording tracks – creating a “deeper, more rewarding experience” (Minnesota Public Radio) – and reaching #3 on Billboard’s Classical Chart.
As a concerto soloist, Fan has performed over 40 different concertos with orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Odessa Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, and London Sinfonietta, with conductors such as David Zinman, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and David Robertson. According to the Boston Music-Intelligencer: “We’ve heard many of the great pianists… Fan belongs in the company of the best.”
As a recitalist, Joel Fan has found an enthusiastic following on numerous stages ranging from the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Jordan Hall in Boston, Calgary Celebrity Series, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Internationally, Fan has performed recitals on four continents – most recently in tours of China, Cuba and South America. Along with his innovative programming, Fan delivers Mozart with “eloquence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), and brings “a steely power and feather-light touch to Prokofiev…and redblooded Romantic gestures in Kirchner’s sonata” (New York Times). “He deserves special praise for the spontaneity, wit, and emotional urgency he drew from the music” of Bolcom and Carter (Washington Post).
As a “champion of new music” (Boston Globe), Joel Fan is also recognized for his work with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, appearing at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and on the television programs Good Morning America and Late Night with David Letterman. Fan has also collaborated with numerous leading ensembles, including the Shanghai Quartet, Orion Quartet, Imani Winds, and A Far Cry chamber orchestra.
Joel Fan’s latest album, Dances for Piano and Orchestra (Reference Recordings), presents another turn in Fan’s original approach to repertoire. The disc is a wide-ranging journey focusing on the intersection of music and dance, with rarely heard compositions by Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Pierné, Weber-Liszt, Castro, Gottschalk, and culminating in a world premiere recording of Charles Cadman’s Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras. The disc was released in October 2014 in conjunction with the Northwest Sinfonietta chamber orchestra and music director Christophe Chagnard.
Joel Fan was born in New York City to Taiwanese parents, began early musical studies at the Juilliard School, earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He attended the Tanglewood Music Center and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Fan is a prize winner of several international competitions, including the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy. He was also the winner of the Kosciuzko Foundation’s Chopin Prize, and named a Presidential Scholar by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Fan studied with the composer Leon Kirchner and the pianist Leon Fleisher.
Joel Fan has recorded for Reference Recordings, Sony Classical, Verdant World Records, and Albany Records. He is a Steinway Artist.
雙親來自臺灣、出生于紐約市的台裔美籍施坦威鋼琴家范景德(JOEL FAN),11歲獲得紐約愛樂主辦的「愛樂青年音樂獎」、在祖賓.梅塔(Zubin Mehta)指揮下與紐約愛樂同台演出的音樂天才,今日已是受波士頓環球報讚譽「極為精彩」、紐約時報讚譽「豐富想像力」、華盛頓郵報讚譽為「才華洋溢、敏銳」的超技成熟鋼琴家。
范景德與數多世界級交響樂團演出協奏曲,其中包括紐約愛樂、皇家斯德哥爾摩愛樂樂團、倫敦交響樂團、新加坡交響樂團、保加利亞新交響樂團等.。 除了指揮家辛曼(Zinman),他合作演出的指揮家包括艾倫·吉伯特(Alan Gilbert)、祖賓·梅塔(Zubin Mehta)、大衛·艾倫·米勒(David Alan Miller)、古斯塔夫·美爾(Gustav Meier)和大衛·羅伯遜(David Robertson) 。
范景德自2006年6月發行第一張獨奏錄音《世界之鑰》之後,陸續發行多張唱片,曲目橫跨浪漫至現代,演奏普羅柯菲夫、舒曼、李斯特。 最近的一張演奏了多位當代作曲家的作品,包括Dia Succari、陳其剛、Peter Sculthorpe和Peteris Vasks,此張錄音被洛杉磯時報以「技巧的奇跡」讚譽范景德不可思議、相當精彩的演奏,這位令人驚奇火球般的鋼琴家,將呈現他那飛躍般的技巧與柔情似水的音樂性,展現鋼琴音樂中抒情卻剛毅的特性。
曾獲得義大利布索尼國際鋼琴比賽大獎(Busoni International Piano Competition)施坦威演出者
曾與指揮家辛曼(Zinman),艾倫·吉伯特(Alan Gilbert)、祖賓·梅塔(Zubin Mehta)、大衛·艾倫·米勒(David Alan Miller)、古斯塔夫·美爾(Gustav Meier)和大衛·羅伯遜(David Robertson)合作
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