Dr. Yan Yan Chan

Accompanist II

Dr. Yan Yan ChanInternationally recognized for her exquisite concerto performances, Dr. Chan has garnered numerous awards, prizes and scholarships in Hong Kong and USA, including top prizes at the Hong Kong School’s Music Festival, first rank winner at the Concerto Competition of Hong Kong Academy and Performing Arts as well as the highest title winner at the Concerto Competition of Eastman School of Music (ESM). In addition to being awarded the Graduate Award Scholarship and the Performer’s Certificate in Piano Performance from ESM, Dr. Chan also received full scholarships from AIWA Dransfield Grant and the Asian Cultural Council for Aspen Summer Music Festival. Dr. Chan has also been a frequently featured artist in Radio and Television programs in Hong Kong.

Dr. Chan has been performing actively as a soloist in many recitals and concerto performances such as at the State University of NY at Brockport, Pantasmagoria Summer Festival at State University of NY at Buffalo, Sonora Bach Festival in California, California State University at Sacramento, Modesto Concert Band, Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra in California as well as the Hong Kong Young Musicians’ Wind Orchestra. Dr. Chan has also been an active chamber musician performing in recitals with world renowned instrumentalists and vocalists. She frequently receives rapturous acclaim and standing ovations from the audience. Recently several of her piano students won the Piano Concerto Competition for Amateurs and Teachers as well as the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competitions. Dr. Chan has been frequently invited to judge at the Piano Competition of Music Teachers’ Association of California. She has also served as the Piano Director of Junior Camp of Summer Music at Stanislaus recently.

Concurrent with her musical pursuits, Dr. Chan received full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for her graduate studies at ESM. Dr. Chan received her Doctorate in Piano Performance and Literature from the ESM under the tutelage of Prof Barry Snyder. Other mentors included Prof Jean Barr, Prof Eva Lue.  She has previously taught at the State University of NY at Buffalo and Modesto Junior College in California. She enjoys her active career as a concert pianist, collaborative chamber performer, studio teaching in advanced piano and theory, and she is married with a supportive husband and has three adorable children.

Contact Information

Building Location:
Building #6: - See Map

Office Location:
M 29 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3548

E-mail: yychan@csustan.edu