QUAN, Hongbo

Nationality            China
Associate Professor of Piano, Central Conservatory of Music Middle School

QUAN Hongbo has been featured in various media including Main Post for Bad Kissingen, Saale Zeitung and Puglia Press for his highly-acclaimed solo recitals. Saale Zeitung praised Mr. Quan for “his painstaking concentration on the objective interpretation of details along with his unique touch in polishing the piece… his performance is amazingly gifted…with exquisite and delicate timbre…brimming with passion, dreamlike spectrum and technique to burn…”. Mr. Quan’s solo recitals have been broadcasted live by The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Moroccan Broadcasting Network along with personal interviews.      
As a highly active young pianist, Mr. Quan’s wide-ranging career has taken him to Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Austria, Norway, Morocco and around China. He has toured around and held various solo recitals in Bad Kissingen for “Kissinger Sommer” Music Festival, Alpen KLASSIK Sommer Festival, Kissinger Klavierolymp in Bad Kissingen, Salle Cortot in Paris, as well as in Italy, Spain, Austria and Poland. Mr. Quan has also collaborated with renowned Galatea Quartett and Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra in concerto and chamber concerts and tours around Europe.
He has played in masterclasses with numerous pedagogues including Tamas Ungar, Dimitri Bashkirov, Staffan Scheja, among others. Bashkirov has commended Mr. Quan for being “a brilliant pianist”.
In recent years, Mr. Quan has been a laureate of The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition (First Prize, Audience Prize and Best Performance for Mozart Concerto, 2006), Val Tidone International Piano Competition (Second Prize, 2006), 48° International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza” (First Prize, 2010), Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition (Third Prize, 2012) and International Piano Competition “Grand Prix Animato” (Best Performance for Bach, 2012).
Since an early age, Mr. Quan has built a solid professional background under the guidance of Yuan Lin in the primary and secondary school affiliated with the Central Conservatory of Music in China.
In 2004, he was admitted into Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and continued his training under Einar Steen-Noekleberg, Matti Raekallio (2008-2009) and the notable Karl-Heinz Kämmerling (2009-2010). In 2010, Mr. Quan graduated with dual Masters Degrees in piano performance and music education. 
In 2011, Mr. Quan was admitted into Universität der Künste Berlin to pursue his Konzertexamen under the guidance of the renowned Klaus Hellwig and got his Konzertexamen in 2014. Since 2013, Mr. Quan has worked in the Central Conservatory of Music.