Joel Fan

Pianist Joel Fan to play on Fripp Island

Pianist Joel Fan has been acclaimed as “soaring” by The Los Angeles Times, “fantastic” by The Washington Post, and possessing a “probing intellect and vivid imagination” from The New York Times. According to The Boston Music-Intelligencer: “We’ve heard many of the great pianists … Fan belongs in the company of the best.”

Joel Fan
Joel Fan

Celebrated for a bold repertoire that embraces traditional piano classics as well as inspired discoveries, Fan has performed more than 40 different concertos with orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Odessa Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, and London Sinfonietta, with conductors such as David Zinman, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and David Robertson.

Joel Fan is recognized for his work with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, with performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and on the television programs Good Morning America and Late Night with David Letterman. Fan has also collaborated with numerous other ensembles, including the Shanghai Quartet, Imani Winds, and A Far Cry.

Born in New York City, Fan attended the Juilliard School as a student of Kathrine Parker and Martin Canin. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where his teachers included the composer Leon Kirchner. He also studied at the Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleisher. Fan is a Steinway artist.

Joel Fan will perform at the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Boulevard, on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m.

Tickets at the door are $25 per person, $10 students. All attendees receive a free pass at the Fripp Gate and are invited to join the artists at a complimentary catered reception following the performance.

For more information, call 843-838-6655 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.

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