Artist Series: Ning An, piano
January 24, 2014 | 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Houghton College welcomes internationally renowned classical pianist Ning An to Wesley Chapel January 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for 18 and under. Tickets are available in advance at www.houghton.edu/artist-series, by phone at 585-567,9210, or at the door.
“…a pianist who combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument…” - New York Concert Review
“…he allowed the music to breathe and the sound to well out of the piano…” – Washington Post
An’s international career started after winning top prizes in numerous competitions, including first prize at the Tivoli International Piano Competition (2006), first prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition (2003), first prize at the American National Chopin Piano Competition (2000), Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association (2000).
“Ning An is one of the finest pianist I have ever heard in my life,” says Dr. Stephen Plate, associate dean and director of Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College. “His flawless technique, soaring melodies, and absolute command of the instrument are something that must be experienced firsthand.”
An has been a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and performed at Carnegie Hall, Salle Verdi (Milano), Salle Cortot (Paris) and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing), among others.
An’s musical studies began at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Olga Radosavljevich and Sergei Babayan. He subsequently continued his studies under the tutelage of Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory and is currently an assistant professor of music at Lee University in Tennessee.
“We are tremendously fortunate to have him with us,” states, Plate. “You do not want to miss this chance of a lifetime.”