Qixuan Fan

China I Age 16

Qixuan Fan sees music as “the guiding light in the darkness;” its importance is to “unite people with love and make the world a better place.” The Beijing native won several Chinese piano competitions and made her recital debut in 2013 at the China Conservatory of Music. Two years later, she participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. A masterclass there with Yoheved Kaplinsky proved important to her musical future: she currently studies with the famed teacher at Juilliard Pre-College, while also attending the Leman Manhattan Preparatory School, an International Baccalaureate World School. Outside of her studies, Qixuan likes dancing, swimming, running, reading, and writing.

“We can express our own souls through music. Good music benefits human beings a lot—the music enriches the soul, and the soul enriches the music.”


Preliminary Round

BACH Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, BWV 862

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, op. 54

LISZT Chasse-Neige from Transcendental Etudes


Quarterfinal Round

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 6 in F Major, op. 10, no. 2 (I)

CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2

SCRIABIN Etudes, op. 8, nos. 2, 3, 5, 11, & 12


Semifinal Round

LIEBERMANN Gargoyles, op. 29

RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36



Final Round

RACHMANINOV Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18