January 27, 2023, 7:30 pm
Ran Feng, piano
Pianist Ran Feng’s career was launched at the age of fifteen, when she won third prize and the special award, “Pianist of the Future” in the Tbilisi Junior Piano Competition. Born in China, she began her piano studies at the age of four, enrolled in the Lyshenko School of Music for Gifted children in Ukraine at the age of fourteen, and earned her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Ukraine. Further studies ensued at the prestigious Imola Piano Academy in Italy, as well as in England and the United States.
A noted interpreter of the music of Liszt, she has received critical acclaim for her Liszt performances in Weimar, Germany and as a contestant in the Liszt International Piano Competition in The Netherlands. Other solo performances have taken the pianist to London, Manchester, Milan, Florence, Paris, Jaen, Boston and Denton, TX. Her chamber performances included performances in the Netherlands, Paris and Jaen, Spain.
In addition to her public performances, Ran Feng is a committed educator. Prior to the pandemic, in 2018, she organized th4 Recondite Armonie Summer Music Festival in Grosseto, Italy, which offered learning and performing opportunities for younger piano students. In 2020 she was invited to become an artistic consultant for Beijing Ethos Music Foundation. Through the foundation, she gives online master classes, as well as virtual performances and short talks about music for young piano students.
Currently residing in Texas, Ms. Feng is completing her DMA studies under the direction of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul and working as a Teaching Fellow in the piano department of the University of North Texas.