1st Prize Winner of Semper Music International Competition
DMA, Texas Christian University
Quanzhou Yan has performed in many concerts and has been giving solo recitals in many cities as well as national and international festivals. Mr. Yan received a B.M from Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatory in Russia under the studio of critically acclaimed professor Rimma Skolohodova. Mr. Yan holds a M.M from Texas Christian University, and is now a doctorate candidate under the guidance of esteemed pianist and pedagogue Dr. Tamás Ungár. In 2022, Mr. Yan has been accepted in Professor Arie Vardi’s studio at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv.
Mr. Yan won top awards in many competitions, including the first prize in the National Bakhchiyeva Piano Competition in 2013 (Russia); the first prize in the 10th “the Way to Master” International Piano Competition in 2014 (Russia); and the first prize in 2018 Semper Music International Competition (Italy). He is also the winner of the Music Teachers National Association – Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition in the south-central division for both 2020 and 2021.
Mr. Yan has attended the Semper Music International Festival in 2018 and the PianoTexas International Festival in 2019/2021, where he received instruction from internationally recognized pianists and pedagogies such as Pascal Rogé, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Stanislav Ioudenitch, and Stephen Hough. He was a winner of 2016 Texas Christian University concerto competition, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2 with TCU Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Fokkens. Mr. Yan has also created a cadenza for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21, which he performed with the Rostov Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Mileikovsky.