|Lambda Shanghai Chapter|
ANNOUNCEMENT - LAMBDA SCHOOL - SHANGHAI CHAPTER (CHINA)
Lambda is proud to anounce the establishment of our Lambda Shanghai Chapter (China) in collaboration with Yin Hua He Pan Music Institute for our program and activity development in China.
Dr. Angela Chan is also invited to be honorary professor for Piano Performance and Pedagogy for Yin Hua He Pan Music Institute.
Board of Directors Team for Lambda / Yin Hua He Pan Shanghai Collaborative Project:
Co- Director - Prof. Tim Wang Fan (Yin Hua He Pan Music Institute)
Co-Director - Dr. Angela Chan (Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts)
Co-Director - Dr. Wonny Song (Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts)
Assistant to the Directors & Lecturer - Miss Tanni Wang (Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SHANGHAI CHAPTER
Dr. Angela Chan - Founder & Director of Lambda School
Recognized as the great-grand student of Alfred Cortot (from the lineage of Frederyck Chopin), Dr. Angela Chan is an accomplished concert pianist who has performed extensively in Canada, Europe, the U.S.A. and Hong Kong, and has been featured on the Discovery Channel (Canada), Global TV, CBC, the Australian Television Network, CJAD, CJOH, and other media networks. Dr. Chan’s works have also been featured in Maclean’s Magazine, La Scena Musicale, Montreal Gazette and the National Post.
Angela Chan holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Education from Concordia University, Montreal, and she is the founder and Director of Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts, an internationally recognized school of music and fine arts for its fine quality and reputation. Dr. Chan is also head of the piano pedagogy division at Lambda School, providing professional and career development opportunities for piano teachers.
Dr. Chan has a wealth of experiences in helping students achieve their maximum potential, and has groomed numerous child prodigies in her career. In her 25 years of extensive music and psychological research, Dr. Chan has unraveled the mysteries of effective and efficient learning. As a consequence, within short periods of study with Dr. Chan, many of her students have demonstrated amazing progress. Dr. Chan's students have won first prizes in national and international piano competitions and have been invited to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York as well as in Europe.
Dr. Chan is also the author of the new Lambda piano method series developed to help pianists progress at an accelerated pace. Dr. Chan is completing a book on her research and experiences with innovative pedagogical approaches, due to be released in 2016.
Recognized internationally as an outstanding pedagogue, Dr. Chan has been invited to adjudicate a number of major competitions in Canada and in the US. Dr. Chan is also an avid writer. She currently hosts a column on piano pedagogy in MusiFax, a publication of the Quebec Registered Music Teachers Association. She is also senior examiner and clinician of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Dr. Chan also serves as pedagogical consultant to the iScore Project – an online pedagogical platform co-developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Concordia University and Queen’s University. Dr. Chan has lectured at Concordia University, and she also serves as artistic and pedagogical consultant for a number of music and arts organizations. At Lambda School, Dr. Chan maintains a joint piano studio with internationally renowned Montreal-Korean concert pianist, Dr. Wonny Song, grooming young concert pianists.
Dr. Wonny Song - Co-Director
Hailed by the Washington Post as "a versatile, intelligent, and deeply musical young pianist" , Korean-Canadian pianist WONNY SONG has already established an exciting and busy international career. Highlights of his career include a solo recital as Canada's musical ambassador to the 1993 World Expo in Korea and a 1998 performance in Bangkok at the closing ceremony of the Asian Olympic games, an event attended by Thailand's Royal Family. He also performed at the annual United States Supreme Court musicale in 2007, hosted by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Mr. Song was featured in a special volume profiling "100 Top Korean-Canadians," which was published by Canada's Korean newspaper, the Korea Times. Mr. Song's first CD, a recording of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Corelli , was released on the Canadian label XXI-21 Records and was a bestseller in Canada.
Mr. Song was born in South Korea and grew up in Montreal. He began piano studies at the age of eight and received a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music in 1994. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Montreal University in 1998 and continued his studies with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and at the Glenn Gould Professional School with Marc Durand. Awarded the first Elinor Bell Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2000, he completed his Doctoral studies there in 2004.
Wonny Song is Lambda's associate director and director of Artists in Residence Project. He participates in our academic faculty teaching advanced students.
Prof. Wang Fan - Co-Director for Lambda Shanghai Chapter
Founder and artistic direction of Shanghai Yin Hua He Pan Music Institute.
Recognized for his outstanding musical artistry and outstanding technical command, Wang Fan studied piano performance in France, and is unanimously hailed as "Young concert artist with exceedingly unprecedented artistic potential". Wang Fan achieved the highest standing in his concert performance diploma, and was accepted as first place student in the Lyon Musical Institute (CNSMDL) in piano performance, composition and chamber music. He has studied with a number of world class concert artists and pedagogues including Gery Moutier, Denis Pascal, Hugues Leclerc, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Francois Rene Duchable, Aldo Ciccolini, Menahem Pressler. Wang has also performed piano recitals in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Hollard, Germany, Switzerland and other countries. Wang has also been invited to perform in major cities in France (including the Lyon symphony orchestra) performing concertos of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Wang has also lectured at various music schools in Lyon, promoting the development of piano technique for exceptional tonal control through aspects of touch, and cognitive control.
In 2011, Wang graduated from Lyon's National Music Conservatory ith full marks （Mention très bien à l'unanimité et félicitations). Wang was then invited by the city of Nancy to perform in various concerts. In March 2012, Wang was invited to perform at Festival des Jeunes Talents Solo Recital series, as well as a solo recital for Steinway & Sons.
From 2012 to 2014, Wang returned to Shanghai and continued to receive great accolade in his performances.In 2013 and 2014, he continued to perform in concert tours in France, Italy, Switzerland. Critics recognize Wang as an "exceedingly thoughtful, passion and creative young concert artist".
Tanni Wang - Assistant to the Directors, Lecturer in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
First prize winner of many international and national piano competitions (for solo and duos), including the Crescendo International Competition. Tanni Wang has been invited to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall in both 2014 and 2015. Ms Wang is also elected the top 10 pianists in the 2015 CBC Piano Hero Contest.
Tanni Wang has organized benefit concerts for charity, including performances for seniors homes as well as a funding raising concert for the Montreal Children's Hospital. Tanni has also assisted in giving masterclasses, and has given lecture demonstrations and piano pedagogy training to professional piano teachers. Students of Tanni have also excelled in many competitions and examinations.