Chen-Shen Fan

Chen-Shen F.

Wilmette, IL

About Chen-Shen F.

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Chen-Shen teaches: Ages 5 to 65
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Pianist and collaborative artist Chen-Shen Fan regularly performs for audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as soloist and chamber musician. His playing has been heard on WQXR in New York and WFMT in Chicago. He is a top prize winner of numerous competitions, including the International Young Artists Piano Competition in Singapore and the American Association for Development of Gifted and Talented Piano Competition in New York. These major prizes have led him to play his Carnegie Hall debut and a press conference showcase at Steinway Hall in New York City. Most recently, Chen-Shen was selected as one of the five fellows in Luminarts’ 2016 Classical Music Fellowship Competition, winner of the 2016 Evanston and North Shore Music Clubs Scholarship Competition and the first prize of the prestigious Thaviu-Isaak Endowed Piano Scholarship Competition. Currently, Chen-Shen serves as an instructor at the Bienen School of Music and resides in Wilmette, IL.

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Galvin Recital Hall, Bienen School of Music


Instructor - Accompanist

Sep 2016 - Present
Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

Non-Major Instructor

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University


Master of Music

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Northwestern University

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2010 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Acceptance to the Masterclass series

Jul 2014
Trasimeno Music Festival

The 2nd International Angela Hewitt Masterclass series in Spoleto, Italy.


Program Honors Recipient

Jun 2016
Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

Winner of Thaviu-Isaak Endowed Piano Scholarship Competition

May 2016
Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

Scholarship Recipient

Apr 2016
Evanston Music Club and North Shore Musicians Club

Classical Piano Fellow

Mar 2016
Luminarts Cultural Foundation


Music Teachers National Association

Nov 2016

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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4 Reviews on Chen-Shen F.

Victoria C. Jan 10, 2017
Chen-Shen is a very kind and patient teacher. After just a few weeks his students improved so much! Great with kids-- I highly recommend.
Henry Nov 19, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Great teacher, very patient with his students and knows what he is talking about! Highly recommended no matter if you are just a beginner or already have some skills to it.
Phoebe Nov 17, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Great instruction/experience overall! Amicable, fun and extremely patient. I would highly recommend piano lessons with Chen-Shen :)
Miki Nov 16, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
The teaching environment is awesome. Creative, professional and very humorous teacher!
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