Ziteng Fan is a Chinese-born Finnish pianist who has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Belgium and China. She has appeared in various festivals including Musica Nova Helsinki, SibaFest and Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival, and performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Camerata and the Helsinki Junior Strings. She has received a number of scholarships from organisations such as the Finnish Wihuri Foundation, the Martin Wegelius Foundation, the Zonta International and the Finnish Rotary club.
Her recent recognitions include the Else Cross Prize and a high commendation at the Sterndale Bennett Prize in the UK. She is a prize winner at the Chopin 200th Anniversary Piano Competition held in 2010 in Changchun, China, and the Helmi Vesa Piano Competition held in 2012 and 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
Her career in music began at the age of four, studying piano with Professor Chaoming Chen from the Shenyang Conservatory in China. After moving to Finland with her parents at the age of seven, she studied at first under Hanna Kamensky at the Northwest Helsinki Music Institute before joining the Junior Department of Sibelius Academy in 2000. Under the tutorship of Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna and Juhani Lagerspetz, she graduated from Sibelius Academy with distinction in BMus in 2013. From 2015 to 2017 she studied under the tutorship of Professor Hamish Milne at at the Royal Academy of Music in London, from where she graduated with distinction in MA in 2017.
As supplement to her main study, she has participated in masterclasses with professors such as Arie Vardi, Menahem Pressler, Matti Raekallio, Olli Mustonen, Martin Canin, Pascal Devoyon, Pascal Nemirovski, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Liisa Pohjola and Ivari Ilja.
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