2nd Prize Linzi Pan

Linzi Pan, born in Wuhan, China, celebrated for her charismatic artistry and captivating stage presence, is set to achieve new heights during the 2019-2022 season. Featuring recitals and concert works with world’s venerated ensembles and conductors. A graduate of the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School. Her teachers includes Robert McDonald, Gary Graffman, and Zhaoyi Dan.

  She started learning piano at the age of five. At age of nine, she entered the Shenzhen Arts School and started her study with Prof. Dan. Linzi. Under the guidance of Prof. Dan, Linzi’s playing has advanced by leaps and bounds.  Within three years, Linzi has given her first successful recital in Shenzhen and soon she got her first golden medal in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Japan in 2005. At the same year, as one of the representative for “Four of the most talented pianists in China” she participated in 10 performances in concert series of “China-U.S. Cultural Year” and “China-Poland Cultural Week”. She’d been worked with many music masters such as Andrea Schiff, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida, Stephen Kovacevich, Richard Goode. Linzi has always been a sponge for knowledge.

  She won “The Best Performance of Spanish Music Award” in the 2019 International Piano Competition of Spanish Composers. She performed her tremendous repertoire in 35 Chinese cities, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Russia, Netherlands etc. For the most recent highlights, she performed recitals in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at the Lincohn Center, David Rubenstein Atrium, Beijing Concert Hall, and Harbin Concert Hall.

Linzi Pan

  Most recently she performed Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3, as well as Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in many different locations. In fall 2019, with a limited of five days’ notice, Ms. Pan stepped into the performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 in Harbin Concert Hall, and accomplished it with great reviews from Conductor Yongyan Hu and local press and media. “Linzi Pan, another rising star armed with impeccable virtuosity that speaks lots of music. Her performance creates a music magnetically field that sucks in the whole orchestra’s playing. She has such a sensitivity of sound and timing beyond verbal description.” And she is a frequent guest soloist with international symphony orchestras, she has cooperated with numerous world renown orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar National Symphony Orchestra; Serbian Symphony Orchestra; Symphony Orchestra of Hong Kong, Macaw, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Guiyang, Harbin, as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Wuhan, Xiamen, and so on. She had performed the famous Chinese Piano Concerto “Yellow River” in 10 cities in China and her playing has also been praised as one of the best interpretation on this piece. She has now been assigned as guest pianist for The Chinese Symphony Orchestra and to be featured in their concert series in 2019-2022 season.

  Linzi was the First Prize Winner at the 1st International Music Competition Harbin in 2018. She was the only Chinese candidate as well as the youngest competitor in the final round. The whole process was live streamed on Medici.TV; and the award photo of her was also captured on the billboard screens in New York City Times Square. She has also won the Fifth Prize in 2016 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, Third Prize of 2009 International Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar and Bayreuth) and etc.

In April this year, Ms. Pan, as the only one who granted full scholarship in Shepherd Conservatory of Music in Rice University of all year, she will be starting her study of Artist Diploma in September.