Praised by Palm Beach Daily News as a pianist who “has a fluent technique, sensitive musicianship and a probing intellect”, Dr. Lan is a winner of competitions including Junior Original Composition International Competition, Charleston International Music Competition, Taiwan Classical Music Society Young Star Audition, Golden Key International Honour Society Performing Arts Showcase Award, Canadian Broadcast Corporation National Debut, Richmond Festival Gala Grand Prize, and the nationwide Concours de Musique du Canada. Dr. Lan has concertized across the US, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, France, Thailand, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Croatia, and Slovenia, at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Victoria Hall in Singapore, Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Temppeliaukio Kirkk in Helsinki, and National Concert Hall in Taipei. She has been featured as guest artist at Karlovac Piano Festival, Rovinj Summer Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival to name a few. Season highlights include debut concert in Hungary. Her highly acclaimed performances have been featured at WLRN-Public Television “Beethoven & Mas” program, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV “On Stage with Iris Acker”, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and CBC Radio’s “Westcoast Performance” Debut series.
A soloist with Milwaukee Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Sinfonia of the North Shore, British-Columbia Chamber, University of British-Columbia Symphony, Braddell Heights Symphony, Frost Symphony, Fifth Avenue Chamber, Edmonton Symphony, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, and Bergonzi String Quartet, Dr. Lan performs as Duo Beaux Arts with Steinway Artist, Tao Lin, and collaborates with distinguished artists and ensembles including James Buswells, David Requiro, Ayano Ninomiya, Aspen String Trio, Henschel String Quartet, Delray String Quartet, Naples Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players. She is also the pianist at Duo Arpeggione, Duo Formosa, Delray Piano Trio, Atlantic Piano Trio, Tallinn Piano Trio, and Beaux Arts Ensemble. Received her Bachelor of Music from University of British-Columbia, Master of Music from Indiana University (Bloomington), and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Miami, Dr. Lan not only conducts master classes in the USA, Singapore, and Thailand, but also serves on the faculty of Broward College. She runs non-for-profit organizations as co-founding member of Chrysalis Chamber Players. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records (CRC3457 Incandescent Piano Recital by Pianist Catherine Lan), and enjoys sponsorships from Laura Jacobs Bridal for her concert gowns and Kristoff Jewelers for her jewelries.
Winner of Duane Wilder Award for Excellence in Harpsichord Playing, Dr. Lan has appeared as concerto soloist with the Bergonzi String Quartet, Fifth Ave Chamber Orchestra, and Chrysalis Chamber Players performing Bach's keyboard concerti for 1, 2, and 3 harpsichords.
Dr. Lan began her oboe studies at the age of eight and continued her training at University of British-Columbia as well as at Indiana University. She was the principal oboist of Dun Hua youth Orchestra, as well as served on faculty of the preparatory program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her recent oboe concerts across Florida received rave reviews from audience and presenters alike.