边锋 Feng Bian
边锋以钢琴家身份，在中国、美国、加拿大、德国、荷兰举办过多场备受好评的独奏音乐会，他与辛辛那提交响乐团、柯尔本乐团（Colburn Orchestra）、卡尔弗城市交响乐团（Culver City Symphony Orchestra）有过多次成功的合作。他曾受邀参加美国Sarosota音乐节、荷兰IHMS音乐节、晨星音乐桥等国际音乐盛会。边锋也拥有丰富的室内乐合作经验，与他合作的音乐家、重奏组包括传奇爵士小号演奏家Ron McCurdy、大提琴家Andrew Shulman、Saguaro钢琴三重奏、洛杉矶重奏团。
边锋擅长各种风格的钢琴即兴演奏，是国际即兴音乐协会（International Society for Improvised Music）的成员。他的重要即兴演出包括：2015年与即兴演奏家John Bayless的合作、2019年在明尼苏达举办的第11届ISIM即兴音乐节音乐会、2019年与大提琴家Ben Fried组成的即兴二重奏“Derive”在美国加州的演出。
边锋先后毕业于四川音乐学院附中、柯尔本音乐学院（The Colburn School）、耶鲁大学音乐学院、南加州大学松顿音乐学院（USC Thornton School of Music），师从李晓玲、杨汉果、John Perry、Peter Frankl、Norman Krieger及Jeffrey Kahane，最终取得音乐艺术博士学位，并成为国家音乐荣誉协会（Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society）会员。他分别在2011年、2012年、2014年获得Parness青年艺术家协奏曲比赛第⼀名、第十届悉尼国际钢琴比赛鼓励奖、辛辛那提国际钢琴比赛第三名。
As a classical pianist, he has performed well-acclaimed recitals in China, U.S., Canada, Germany and Holland. He had successful collaborations with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra and Culver City Symphony Orchestra. He was invited to participate in the Sarasota Music Festival, Holland Music Sessions, and Morningside Music Bridge. Bian is also an experienced chamber musician, who has collaborated with musicians such as the legendary jazz trumpet player Ron McCurdy, Saguaro Piano Trio, Los Angeles Ensemble and the cellist Andrew Shulman.
He is also a versatile improviser capable of integrating different musical styles into his playing. He is a member of the International Society for Improvised Music. His improvisation performances include a collaborated lecture-recital with the renown improviser John Bayless on the topic of improvisation in 2015, a solo improvisation recital given during the 11th ISIM festival and conference in Minnesota in 2019, as well as several performances as member of the improvisation duo “Derive” in Los Angeles area, which he formed with cellist Ben Fried.
Bian has graduated from the affiliated middle school of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, The Colburn School, Yale University and USC Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of Prof. Xiaolin Li, Prof. Haguo Yang, John Perry, Peter Frankl, Norman Krieger, and Jeffrey Kahane. Upon receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, he became a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. He has won the first prize in the Parness Young Artist Concerto Competition, an encouragement prize in the 10th Sydney International Piano Competition, and the bronze medal of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition in 2011, 2012, and 2014 respectively.
His recording of Franz Liszt’s Berlioz transcriptions with the Naxos label was released worldwide in 2017 and it was chosen as Editor’s Choice by the record guide AllMusic. As a composer, his string quartet was premiered by Euler Quartet in Los Angeles, 2018.
Bian serves as a faculty member at the piano department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.