Tianxu An

Tianxu An

Sunday, March 8, 2020

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Pianist Tianxu An, from Beijing, China, is a sought-after young pianist in China, Russia and the United States. Highlights of his 2019–20 season include performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in St.Petersburg, and with the China Philharmonic Orchestra under Xia Xiaotang as part of the International Mariinsky Far East Festival, solo recitals at the Mariinsky Theatre and Shanghai Grand Theater, and a concert with the China NCPA Orchestra under Jia Lü at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, among many others.

In July 2019 he made his orchestral debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In June of the same year Mr. An won the fourth prize and a special prize for “self-confidence and bravery” in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, where his performance was lauded by the jury chairman Denis Matsuev as “sensational” and “beyond his years of maturity.” He has also received numerous top awards including first prize in the 2018 Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition; grand prize in the “Helen Cup” Shanghai International Piano Competition; second prize in the Wiesbaden International Piano, Beijing International Piano Festival Young Artists Concerto, “Lotto Cup” CCTV Piano and Violin Competition, third prize at the Concerto Competition ‘Theodor Leschetizky’ for Gifted Young Pianists; honorable mention from the 2017 San Jose International Piano Competition; and the Zhou Guangren Young Pianist Award.

Mr. An has attended the Beijing International Piano Festival, the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy, Morningside Music Bridge. He has participated in master classes with Klause Baessler, Andrea Bonatta, Dang Thai Son,and Maxim Mogilevsky.

Mr. An studied with Hua Chang at the Middle School affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Since age 16, he studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Meng-Chieh Liu.