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, as Principal Clarinetist since 2013 and was appointed the Director of Education and Community Affair at Taipei Music Academy & Festival (TMAF) by Cho-Liang Lin in 2019. She is also a member in the Houston Serenade Project and the clarinet instructor in the Greater Houston area.
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, Dr. Fan 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 Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.