Chinese-born Finnish pianist Ziteng Fan is a versatile musician who has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the UK, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and China. She has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Camerata and the Helsinki Junior Strings. She has also appeared in various festivals, including Romsey Chamber Music Festival, Musica Nova Helsinki, SibaFest and Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival. Her musical career has been generously supported by organisations such as Dartington Hall Trust, Finnish Wihuri Foundation and Martin Wegelius Foundation. She was twice selected as “Young Artist of the Year” by Zonta International and Finnish Rotary club respectively.
Ziteng is a prize winner in several piano competitions, including the Sterndale Bennett Piano Competition in UK, the Helmi Vesa Piano Competition in Helsinki and the Chopin 200th Anniversary Piano Competition in China. She is also the recepient of the RAM Else Cross Prize.
Her career in music began at the age of four, studying piano with Professor Chaoming Chen from Shenyang Conservatory in China. After moving to Finland at the age of seven, she studied under Hanna Kamensky at the Northwest Helsinki Music Institute before joining the Junior Department of Sibelius Academy in 2000. Under the tutorship of Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna and Juhani Lagerspetz, she graduated from Sibelius Academy with distinction in BMus in 2013 and in MMus in 2018. Between 2015 and 2017, under the tutorship of Professor Hamish Milne, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated also with distinction in MA in 2017.
Ziteng is also a passionate and active chamber musician. Her piano trio, the Mila Piano Trio, regularly gives concerts and workshops across the UK. Their recent performances have included debuts at Buxton International Festival, at St. John’s Smith Square and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields as finalists of the 2018 St. Martin’s Chamber Music competition. They have been awarded First Prize in chamber music category at VERÃO CLÁSSICO Festival and have won prizes in the Isaacs and Pirani Piano Trio Competition and the RAM Historical Women Composers Competition.