Fang YUAN, serving as Professor at School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. She is one of China’s leading pianists. Her recordings are published by the world's leading classical music label SONY CLASSICAL. Fang Yuan studied with Professor Yuan Wu, Professor Gerhard Oppitz and Professor Michael Schäfer. She graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich in 2008 with the highest degree of piano performance and chamber music that can be granted in Germany, which was certified by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a doctor in double majors. At the age of 29, she became the youngest associate professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Her students won the first prizes in the Golden Bell Award, the Wenhua Cup, the Xinghai Cup and the Robert Schumann International Competition for Young Pianists. The Süddeutsche Zeitung praised her as “an amazing Chinese pianist who tugs at the heartstrings of the audience”.
She has performed worldwide with leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China NCPA Orchestra, etc., under the batons of leading international conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Lawrence Foster, Rico Saccani, Long YU and many more. She has performed as the leading artist in the Phoenix TV’s "Musical Gala for Chinese All Over the World in Spring Festival" and the "New Year Concert at the Great Hall of the People". She has also performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and other famous concert halls. Her recordings have been broadcasted on BBC Radio and Bavarian Radio. Fang Yuan is a Bösendorfer Artist.