Dances for Piano and Orchestra
Joel Fan and the Northwest Sinfonietta
Pianist Joel Fan is one of the most dynamic and accomplished musicians performing before the public today! He is consistently acclaimed for his recitals, recordings, and appearances with orchestras throughout the world. His concerts attract a wide range of audiences, as he has eagerly embraced traditional piano literature as well as an eclectic range of repertoire, including new music commissioned especially for him, world music, and his own transcriptions. Joel Fan is recognized for his work with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, with performances at …
Leon Kirchner: Revelations
Released in 2013
Revelations is Joel Fan’s third album, and an homage to his mentor and teacher, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leon Kirchner. The album features several solo works performed by Fan, including “The Forbidden” – Leon Kirchner’s last major piano composition that was dedicated to Joel Fan. Fan also collaborates with singers Diana Hoagland in several songs, and with the conductor Scott Dunn in a choral setting of Dawn, a poem by Frederico Garcia Lorca.
“‘Revelations’ is an apt title for this important recording of diverse works — piano pieces, songs, choral works, most of them little known — …
West of the Sun: Music of the Americas
Joel Fan’s Second Solo Album
Joel Fan’s second album for Reference Recordings, further solidifies his reputation for innovative programming and dazzling keyboard technique. Drawing on composers from North and South America, Fan makes brilliant work of major sonatas by Ginastera and Barber, along with “entertainments” by Gottschalk, Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos. Of particular interest are two little-known works by Amy Beach and the African-American composer Margaret Bonds. Another highlight is the world premiere recording of a recent suite by William Bolcom! Any piano enthusiast will enjoy this wide-ranging recital, recorded at Skywalker Sound by RR’s …
Joel’s First Solo album debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Classical Chart
The album features five world premiere recordings, ten composers from ten different countries including Peteris Vasks, Dia Succari, Qigang Chen, Adnan Saygun, as well as Prokofiev, Liszt, and Schumann.
“Fan’s debut album on Reference, is a survey of musical approaches from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States, reflecting Fan’s personal interest in music of many countries, evidently fueled by his touring around the world… it is an entertaining presentation that invites thoughts about music’s underlying relationships and shows this pianist as an expressive and intelligent artist, as well as …