Christina (Chan Song) An
Eastman School of Music
In the year of 1992, South Korean Cellist, Chan Song An was born in music family where she was naturally exposed to music and she started playing cello at age of 7. In 2002, her family moved to New Zealand and she continued her music education there with two teachers, Ashley Brown and James Tenant. Chan Song was also actively involved in Chamber ensemble at the University of Auckland Chamber program where her piano trio group won numerous awards and made it to semi-final round at NZCT Chamber Music Competition as the youngest group that year. Later, her family moves to Southern California, US in the year of 2007 where she continues her study under Dr. Richard Naill at the Colburn Prep School. Then in the fall of 2011, she starts her Bachelor degree at Eastman School of Music under Professor Steven Doane and she continues her study with him for Masters Degree and graduates in 2017 with Masters degree and Performance Certificate. During her undergraduate year, her chamber group, Meliora Piano Trio made it to semi-final round in Fischoff National Competition in the summer of 2014 and during her graduate year, she wins the cello competition at Eastman and performs Lalo Cello Concerto with Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlight of her chamber music activity of her trio formed in 2019, Trio En won the first prize at the 2020 MTNA Chamber Music Performance Competition as well as Silver Medal of the Senior String Division at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Also, her other chamber group, her String Quartet Group, Favola Quartet won Grand Prize and First Prize at the 7th Coltman Chamber Music Competition. Trio En also made it to semi-final round of Concert Artist Guild’s Management competition in 2020.
Currently she is pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts under Professor Bion Tsang at Butler School of Music. In addition, she played in master class for Lynn Harrell, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Clive Greensmith, Christopher Adkins, Mark Kosower, and Edward Arron. Current cello that she is playing on is a French cello, E. Simoutre Et Fils 1880's sponsored by Virtu Foundation.