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Pianist Tian Tian began her piano training at the age of four in her native China. Upon arriving in the United States, she studied with Logan Skelton and quickly began amassing top prizes at national and international competitions. Tian Tian holds a Doctoral of Music in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in Chamber Music and Accompanying from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Nelita True. She also received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard school, where she studied under the tutelage ofRobert McDonald.
Tian Tian maintains a busy performance schedule in the U.S and abroad. Solo appearances have included music festivals such as Piano Texas, the Gilmore Festival, and Summer Courses with Arie Vardi. Also, as a member of the Studzinsky Trio, she has performed in the U.S., China, and Korea.
Tian Tian is currently serving as the Piano Area Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Piano at Oakland University. She is also a Guest Professor at Shandong Normal University, and Honorary Professor at Tsingtao University, Yunnan Institute for the Arts, and six other Chinese universities.
More information on Dr. Tian can be found on www.tiantianpiano.com
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 is the newest member of the acclaimed Garth Newel Piano Quartet, who perform over 50 concerts a year as artists in residence and artistic directors of the Garth Newel Music Center. 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 past awards include the Gold Medal at the 2013 Seattle International Piano Competition, where she also received the President’s Award and Audience Favorite Prize, and top prizes in the Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition and the MTNA Young Artist National Competition. She is the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award and the Gottlieb Award, given by the University of Michigan, 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 received her DMA from University of Michigan, and holds degrees from Juilliard and Yale. Her principal teachers have been Robert Mcdonald, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Julian Martin, and Logan Skelton.
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