Linlin Fan

The Chinese pianist Linlin Fan is one of the most versatile young pianists of her generation. Already as a child, she enjoyed first successes in piano competitions and began her professional training at age twelve, when she began studying at the conservatory of Xi’an, China. In 2011, she completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg, Germany with Prof. Gabriel Rosenberg. Here she received the highest artistic degree, the Meisterklasse, with top honors. For her artistic development, she owes her gratitude to three main teachers: Prof. Gang Shi, for awakening her love of playing piano; Prof. Jia Liu, who gave her a solid musical and technical foundation; and of course Prof. Gabriel Rosenberg, who through the perspective of poetry and philosophy helped her become an outstanding artistic personality. Other important artistic impulses came from the pianists Prof. Wolfgang Manz, Prof. Pavel Gililov, Prof. Anatol Ugorsgi, and Prof. Helmut Deutsch.


Linlin Fan won various prizes in international piano competitions: she won the first prize in the Karl-Drechsel Competition and the Lions Club of Bavaria, second prize at the Italian Competition “Settimo Torinese”, and was a finalist of the International Competition “Arcangelo Speranza”. She received scholarships from the Sparda-Bank Foundation and the Richard Wagner Foundation.


Linlin Fan has been teaching at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg since 2008. For her outstanding artistic work, she received the Scholarship of the State of Bavaria for Science, Research, and Art in 2011.


In addition to her activities as a solo pianist, Linlin Fan has great interest in German Lieder, and began pursuing an additional Master’s Degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in 2015. She is already in great demand as a Lied accompanist and has worked with well-known singers such as the baritone Thomas E. Bauer, the soprano Hui He, and the mezzo-soprano Rebecca Martin. She has performed chamber music with the artisits Ulf Tischbirek, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer and Prof. Robert Spring.


Linlin Fan has been a guest artist at international festivals such as the Indo-Germanic Confluence Festival in Goa, India, the Muson Music Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, and the International Culture and Art Week of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, China, and the Piano Festival Bolzano Bozen, Italy.