Vivian Fan

Dr. Vivian Fan is Director of Accompanying at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and has been a chamber music tutor, a teacher of Collaborative Piano at Colburn Academy, Sonata Class at Colburn Conservatory, and Piano Master Class in the Colburn School’s Adult Studies Program. Prior to this position, she was on the piano faculty at Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Dr. Fan has collaborated in recital with renowned artists such as Andrew Bain, Roland Glassl, Paul Coletti, Roland Leonard, Arnold Steinhardt, Wen-Sinn Yang, etc. As a duo and trio pianist, Vivian performed at Perlman Music Program Alumni Recital Series in 2012 and at Disney Hall in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Brahms Unbound” concert in 2011. She recorded with violist Paul Coletti on Paul Chihara’s Sonata released by Bridge Records in 2013. Another album “Bloch, Glinka, Bowen: Viola Works” with former Coletti students was released in October 2015 on Soundset Records. His most recent album, Grand Duo, was released in 2019 on Soundset Records.

Dr. Fan has performed as an accompanist at the 2013 Nielsen Clarinet Competition in Denmark, the 2013 ARD Viola Competition in Munich, the 2016 Piatogorvsky Cello Festival, the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition, and the 2019 Nielsen Clarinet Competition.

In the summer of 2015, Dr. Fan was invited as a tutor at the Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and to coordinate pianists and perform at the International Horn Symposium held in Colburn. She has also acted as workshop pianist for Jim Walker’s Beyond the Masterclass flute workshop for 12 seasons. Vivian has taught a masterclass at the National Taiwan Normal University. In 2016, she gave a lecture and masterclass on accompaniment at the Music Teachers’ Association of California Convention.

As a solo pianist, Dr. Fan has performed with conductors Jorge Master, Jung Ho Pak, Mario Miragliotta, Sharon Lavery, Peter Askim and Marc Riley. Her solo and chamber performances have been broadcast on KTLA and KNBC television networks, as well as on KUSC, WEMT and APM radio’s “Performance Today”.

In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, Zouk dancing and jewelry making.


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