Ran Dank

Biography

Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank’s pianism and musicality.  He is a deeply engaging performer in recital, chamber music, and with orchestra.

 

Dank begin the 2018/19 season with returns to the Santa Fe and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festivals, and the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival where he plays a duo recital with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee.  They repeat their duo concert at the Yale School of Music – plus masterclass – in September.  Ran plays guest weeks this season with the Eugene, Toledo, and Hawaii Symphonies in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety, Shostakovich Piano Cto. No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Piano Cto. No. 2.   Recitals include a return to the Pro Musica San Miguel de Allende (Bach/Ronald Stevenson/ Liszt/Schumann), a duo recital with Augustin Hadelich on the Linton series in Cincinnati, and a special performance with commentary of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never be Defeated on San Francisco Performances Pivot series.

 

In recent seasons Ran Dank has performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Portland Symphony, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Spokane Symphony and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety with the Kansas City Symphony and Michael Stern for their season finale in June 2018.  He played chamber music with the Amernet Quartet at Maverick Concerts, where he is a regular guest, and duo recitals with Soyeon Kate Lee for the Hilton Head Symphony and the Cleveland Piano Competition.   As a husband and wife team, their duo recitals have also been presented at Portland Ovations, the Smithsonian Institute, Linton Music, Ames Town and Gown Association in Iowa, at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, where they premiered Alexander Goehr’s Seven Impromptus for two Pianos, and at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, where they played the premiere of F. Rzewski’s Four Hands.  Solo recitals include those at Ravinia, the Gilmore, the Philip Lorenz Keyboard series in Fresno, and Town Hall in New York presented by People’s Symphony.

 

Ran Dank completed Doctoral studies with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as a Chancellor’s Fellow, and previously received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in his native Israel and a Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.  He is Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is the recipient of numerous honors:  a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists roster in 2009 and a subsequent New York recital debut sponsored by YCA and the Jerome L.Greene Foundation at Merkin Hall. He is a laureate of the Cleveland and Sydney International Competitions, the Naumburg Piano Competition, and First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

 

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