Dr. Paula Fan

Pianist Paula Fan has performed on five continents as soloist and chamber musician, recorded over twenty commercial albums, and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Radio Television China, and international stations from Bosnia to Australia. As one of the first recipients of the doctorate in Collaborative Piano, she has lectured on the subject worldwide. She has taught at the University of Arizona as its only Regents’ Professor from the Fine Arts, and as Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music. She performed as Principal Keyboardist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for over 30 seasons.

As both performer and teacher, one of her greatest interests has been building bridges between classical music and audiences of all ages and backgrounds, as well as between disciplines. In collaboration with the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy, she was co-founder of the Solar Storytellers, a piano trio playing electric instruments powered by a golf cart with a solar panel for a roof, which performed on the National Mall in Washington DC, at the Aspen Science Center, and in Arizona. She now serves as the first Senior Fellow at the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and continues to tour internationally as pianist and lecturer.

Paula Fan DMA
Regents' Professor Emerita
Senior Fellow, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210302
Tucson AZ 85721-0302

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