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Mavis Pan

Mavis Pan was born in Taiwan where she started taking piano lessons at the age of four, attending the Stella Matutina Girls School, where she was enrolled in the prestigious Specialized Music program. Ms. Pan received rigorous training in piano, voice, music theory, and ear training until the family immigrated to the United States, New Jersey. There she studied privately with Sherry Fan, performed with the high school big band and choir groups, and won “Best Accompanist” at the High School Choral Festival competition in 1996. Upon her high school graduation, she gave a debut solo piano recital at Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University.

As an undergraduate, majoring in jazz piano performance at New York University, Ms. Pan studied jazz piano with Don Friedman, Frank Kimbrough, and Pete Malinverni, classical piano with Fabio Gardenal, and jazz vocal with Ann Phillips. She sang with the five times Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and continued her studies at Columbia University, where she studied conducting and voice with Dino Anagnost while earning a Master’s Degree in Music & Music Education.

Ms. Pan was a finalist in the YPMP/CACA piano competition and has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s David H Koch, and the Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space. She has also performed at the Opening Night Gala of the Asian Nights celebration at Shea Stadium.

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Born in Taiwan but spending the last 13 years in New York, Pan is caught between two worlds on “On My Way Home,” echoing both the cultured tastes of her Asian heritage and the frantic energy of inner-city life in Harlem. It’s a thrilling and endlessly fascinating combination; a yin and yang marriage that often yields explosive results. Leslie Connors, JAZZTIMES

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Set For Love

Self Produced
2019

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Not Alone

Self Produced
2016

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On My Way Home

Self Produced
2010

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