Monday, January 2, 2023

Mengyang Pan

Teaching Languages : English, Chinese

Mengyang Pan is a prize winner of prestigious competitions, such as the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition, Bromsgrove International Young Musician's Platform, Dudley International Piano Competition, Norah Sands Award, MBF Educational Award, Chappell Gold Medal, Birmingham International Piano Competition, Ettlingen International Piano Competition, and others. 

An accomplished artist on the concert platform,  Mengyang has graced prestigious U.K. venues such as Royal Festival Hall, WigmoreHall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and St. John's Smith Square with her musical journey also extends across continental Europe and her native China. 

Renowned for her delicate touch and tonal shades, critics described her playing as 
'[...] so fine that time seemed to stand still. Her shading, tone color and the most brilliantly clear and precise placing of the music in the highest register was a real joy to hear [...].' 

Mengyang has worked with renowned conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Wilson, and Mikk Murdvee. 
Since 2016, she has collaborated regularly with conductor Michael Rose and the Bedford Symphony Orchestra, performing many piano concerti. 
Her latest performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto in February 2023 received the highest acclaim. 

In addition to her performance career, Mengyang is a dedicated educator, currently on the piano faculty at the Royal College of Music, London, and a chamber music coach at the RCM Junior Department. She is also a module leader and tutor for RCM's postgraduate Professional Artist modules teaching piano pedagogy. 

Mengyang regularly serves as an adjudicator for international competitions and gives worldwide masterclasses and workshops at music festivals. In addition, she is the director of pedagogy at the Cheltenham Ladies' College The Thinking Pianist summer music program. 

Born in China, Mengyang Pan studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before relocating to the U.K. at 14. Having been offered a full scholarship, she attended the Purcell School for young musicians, studying under Tessa Nicolson's tutorage. She subsequently completed her music education at the Royal College of Music, London, mentored by distinguished professors Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Vanessa Latarche.