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Christina (Chan Song) An

 

 

Instrument: Cello

 

Studies:

Eastman School of Music

 

Biography:

Growing up in a music family, Christina Chan Song An started her musical journey at the age of seven and continued her study in New Zealand from 2002, studying under Ashley Brown and James Tenant. During her education in New Zealand, she actively appeared in chamber ensembles at University of Auckland Chamber program. Her piano trio group won numerous awards and made it to the semi-final round at NZCT Chamber Music Competition as the youngest group that year. After moving to the United States in 2007, she continuously performed with many chamber groups in Eastman School of Music and Butler School of Music. Chan Song was the winner of concerto competitions at Colburn Preparatory School and Eastman School of music, performing with the orchestra. Highlight of her chamber music activity includes her trio, Trio En winning 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 the semifinal round of Concert Artist Guild’s management competition of 2020. Christina An studied with Dr. Richard Naill at the Colburn Preparatory School, Steven Doane at Eastman School of Music for her Undergraduate, Master of Music, and Performance Certificate, and Bion Tsang at Butler School of Music where she recently received her doctorate degree in 2021. She is currently cultivating students and coaching chamber groups in California and performing with her new Piano Trio group that she established. Chan Song has performed in masterclasses for Lynn Harrell, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Clive Greensmith, Mark Kosower, Christopher Adkins, Edward Arron, Gregory Beaver among others. She plays on a French cello, E. Simoutre Et Fils 1880s sponsored by Virtu Foundation.

 

 

 

 

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