Xun Pan

Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th Birthday (1770 - 2020) 15 concerts by Xun Pan

15 Beethoven Concerts by Xun Pan (2020-03-15)

About Xun Pan

A Steinway Artist, 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, San Francisco, and many other cities in the world. He “…excites his audience with extraordinary power and masterful technique.” (The Star-Ledger) ... View more

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 ...更多資訊»

Inspirational Music Quotes

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."  ~Gustav Mahler

"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body."  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues.  The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg:  I have it in my pocket."  ~Henri Rabaud

"Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes." ~ Bill Cosby 

"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." (When asked about his theory of relativity) ~ Albert Einstein

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." ~ Victor Hugo

"If music be the food of love, play on." ~ William Shakespeare

"If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together." ~ Richard M. Nixon

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." ~ Elvis Presley

「夫內有悲痛之心,則激哀切之言。 言比成詩,聲比成音。 雜而詠之,聚而聽之。 心動於和聲,情感於苦言,嗟嘆未絕,而泣涕流連矣。」 ~ 嵇康