Jeannette Fang is an imaginative and expressive pianist whose dynamic performances have attracted the attention of both professionals as well as the concert going public. She has been featured at such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, Hill Auditorium, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Weill Recital Hall, and Steinway Hall, as well as appearing on stages in Europe and Asia.
Her most recent awards include the Gold Medal at the 2013 Seattle International Piano Competition, where she also received the President’s Award and Audience Favorite Prize. She has earned top prizes in the Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition and the MTNA Young Artist National Competition. She is the recipient of the Elizabeth J. Parisot award from Yale School of Music, the winner of the Karlfried Nordman Scholarship Piano Competition at Juilliard, and was a National Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2003.
She has soloed with numerous orchestras including the University of Michigan’s Symphony Band, New Jersey Philharmonic, Battleground Symphony, and St. Mary’s Chamber Orchestra, where she was Artist-in-Residence. She has performed as a guest artist at such places as Boston Conservatory, Jacob’s Pillow Festival, and the Steinway Society Musicale.
Ms. Fang is passionate about working with composers, and has enjoyed active collaborations with prominent composers such as David Lang, Shulamit Ran, Sydney Hodkinson, Aaron Jay Kernis, Philippe Hersant, Lera Auerbach, William Horne, and Stephan Cox. In the past she was involved with New Music New Haven at Yale, and is currently an active member of the Contemporary Directions Ensemble at University of Michigan.
Ms. Fang is also an experienced chamber musician. She was a young artist at the Taos Music Festival in the summer of 2012, and has spent three summers at YellowBarn Festival in Vermont. She has performed with faculty and various new music groups in such venues as Bargemusic, Chamberfest at Juilliard, and Le Poisson Rouge.
An avid writer, Jeannette has published many articles on music. Her most recent work has been for the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, for which she was employed as a Michigan Fellow. In the past she has written for the Juilliard Journal.
Ms. Fang holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers have included Peter Frankl, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, Julian Martin, and Logan Skelton. Her first piano teacher was her mother, Dr. Julia Lam.