Fang Luo, piano
Born in Wuhan, China, Fang Luo began her piano studies at the age of six. She made her official debut to the general acclaim of the press at nine. At the age of eleven, she was selected by the Middle School Attached to the Central Conservatory in Beijing where she studied under the studios of Shao, Dan and Zhao, Pingguo. After she moved to New York, Ms. Luo studied with Morey Ritt and Arkady Aronov. She holds Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s College, CUNY and Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Additional studies were with George Pappastavorro and Lydia Boguslavsky in US. Fang Luo is the winner of Anna Bernstein Memorial Award of 1996, she has appeared in concerts in US and China, solo recitals, as well as a soloist in chamber music and orchestra events. Ms. Luo has been an adjudicator in piano national competitions in China and an examiner in piano examinations organized by Chinese Musicians Association. Her students are winners of international and national competitions including the second place winner of The 14th Hong Kong-Asian Piano Open Competition Youth Category II and the gold medalist of The 20th Australian International Music Festival, Sydney 2009. Ms. Luo is a cofounder and Secretary General of Goodway National Piano Competition, Hangzhou 2007 in China. In 2002, Ms. Luo was invited to teach at Shandong University, Weihai and became one of the youngest Professors in China. Ms. Luo was an Associate Professor of piano at the China Conservatory in Beijing from 2004 to 2013. In 2010, Ms. Luo represented China Conservatory to teach a course at Queens College, CUNY. She is the first music guest teacher of China to teach at the college in US. Ms. Luo has teaching as an Associate Professor at Queens College, CUNY since 2010.