Chen-Shen Fan

Chen-Shen F.

Wilmette, IL

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Chen-Shen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2011

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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Experience

Instructor - Accompanist
Sep 2016 - Present
Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

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

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music

Languages

Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Acceptance to the Masterclass series
Jul 2014
Trasimeno Music Festival

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

Awards

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

Affiliations

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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Photos & Videos

Galvin Recital Hall, Bienen School of Music

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Pianist, Chen-Shen Fan.
Your future teacher!

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Poster of my cozy studio!

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Master of Music in Piano Performance. June 2016

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Photo by Chen-Shen F.

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J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Major, Book II BWV 882 
Performed at Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan.
Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 4 Mazeppa 
Performed at Manhattan School of Music, New York.
Nikolai Medtner Sonata Tragica in C Minor, Op. 39 No. 5 
Performed at Northwestern University, Evanston.
Manuel de Falla Fantasia Baetica 
Performed at Manhattan School of Music, New York.
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4 Reviews

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Victoria C. Jan 10, 2017
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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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