In the Pàjaro-van de Stadt home at
5632 North 40th Street, Paradise Valley
The musical program, starting promptly at 4:30 PM:
Duo Violinists Joy Pan and Lan Qiu are well known artists in the Valley of the Sun.
Ms. Joy JiaYe Pan began her music training at the age of four and earned her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from School of Music at Arizona State University. At age 13 she won the national entrance competition for Shanghai Conservatory, one of the most prestigious music schools in China. Between 2005 and 2010, Ms. Pan served the concertmaster for the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. She has served the concertmaster for ASU Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as a concert soloist with the Chandler Symphony, La Forza Chamber Orchestra, and MusicaNova Orchestra.
Lan Qiu began learning violin as a seven-year-old in Wuhan, China. When he was only nine, he began playing in youth orchestras to entertain international visitors as China opened up to tourism after President Nixon’s historic visit in 1974. Following graduation from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1989, he joined the first violin section of the China Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing and served as acting Concertmaster until 1996. Qiu was the winner of the National Youth Violinist Competition in 1990 and in 1996 was elected as the “Outstanding Young Artist of China.” Between 1987 and 2000, he performed in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Qiu came to the United States in 2000 and has been playing in the first violin section of the Phoenix Symphony since 2003. He became an American citizen in 2009.
Collaborative Pianist Walter Cosand is Professor of Music at Arizona State University. He studied at Eastman School of Music with Cecile Genhart and Barry Snyder, and in Europe with Joerg Demus. Walter been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Arizona Republic, and several music periodicals. In addition to playing throughout the United States, he has performed in Australia, Asia, Canada, Russia and Europe. An experienced recitalist and chamber music performer, he has also performed thirty different concertos.