Dr. Winnie Fan is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, educator, and advocate of new music. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally in China, Japan, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. She joined the Central Texas Philharmonic (original Round Rock Symphony), as Principal Clarinetist since 2013 and was appointed the Director of Education and Community Affair at Taipei Music Academy & Festival in 2019. She is also a member in the Houston Serenade Project and Sonic IMPACT New Music Chamber Ensemble. Recent activity includes, solo performances/lectures and radio interviews in Taipei, Taiwan, performance on Scott McAllister’s Freebirds at Clarinet Symposium at Ferguson Center for the Arts with Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble in Virginia, invited to perform in 2018 Electronic Music Midwest in Chicago and XXI Generative Art Conference in Verona, Italy, and solo recitals in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan in December, 2018.
Described by Dr. Mary Alice Druhan as “…played with bold dynamic range…expressive legato…” on International Clarinet Association Journal, Dr. Fan received numerous awards and recognition such as
1st prize of 2018 North International Music Competition, winner of 2014 Brevard Music Center Concerto Competition, 2nd prize of 2014 International Clarinet Association Orchestral Audition Competition, Grand prize of 2013 Montecito International Music Festival Solo Competition, winner of 2013 Music Teacher National Association Young Artist Competition South Central Division.
Since 2016, Winnie has advocated to performing voluntary for Alzheimer organization. In 2017, she started the “Winnie Fan Volunteer Performance Program” in the Greater Houston area to promote this action with her students and more people.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Fan moved to the United States in 2010, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. Her former clarinet teachers include Nathan Williams, Steve Cohen, Richie Hawley, Alexander Potiomkin, Wei-Leng William Chen, Pei-Yun Lin, and Eugenia Jin. Winnie currently maintains a large, private studio in the Greater Houston area.