As part of the Piano Festival, guest artist Ning An will be perform Chopin's 24 Preludes, Opus 28, Bach's French Suite No. 5 and selections from PIazzola's Tango Suite. Mr. An was the First Prize Winner of the 2003 William Kapell Piano Competition. He made his concerto debut at the age of sixteen, performing the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra in February of 1993. He has since appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Flemish Radio Symphony, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Mr. An’s recent Carnegie Hall debut, an all-Chopin program presented by the Chopin Foundation of the United States in Weill Recital Hall, was praised in the New York Concert Review for “the almost sculpted clarity of his playing, and his ability to maintain balance and tension in large-scale dramatic forms...". He received his BM and MM from the New England Conservatory of Music, and is currently an Artist in Residence at Lee University, Tennessee.