Pianists

Vivian Fan

Dr. Vivian Fan serves as Director of Accompanying Program at the Colburn Conservatory of  Music and has coached chamber music, taught Collaborative Piano at Colburn Academy, Sonata  Class at Colburn Conservatory, and Piano Master Class at the Adult Studies Program at the Colburn  School. Prior to this position, she was on the piano faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Dr. Fan has collaborated in recitals with renowned artists such as Andrew Bain, Roland Glassl, Paul  Coletti, Roland Leonard, Arnold Steinhardt, Wen-Sinn Yang, etc. Vivian performed at Disney Hall  in Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Brahms Unbound” concert in 2011. She recorded with violist Paul  Coletti on Paul Chihara’s Sonata released by Bridge Records in 2013. Another album “Bloch, Glinka,

Bowen: Viola Works” with Coletti’s former students was released in October 2015 on Soundset  Records. A third album “Grand Duo” with clarinetist Cristina Mateo Sáez was released in March  2019 on Soundset Records.

Dr. Fan has served as an accompanist at the 2013 and 2019 Nielson Clarinet Competition in  Denmark, the 2013 ARD Viola Competition in Münich, the 2016 Piatogorvsky Cello Festival, and  the 2018 and 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition. In summer 2015, Dr. Fan was invited  to coach at the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing, to coordinate pianists and  perform at the International Horn Symposium held at Colburn, and to perform as a workshop  pianist for Jim Walker’s Beyond the Masterclass flute workshop. Vivian has taught a master class at  the National Taiwan Normal University. In 2016, she gave a lecture and a master class on  accompanying at Music Teachers’ Association of California Convention.

As a solo pianist, Dr. Fan has performed with conductors Jorge Master, Jung Ho Pak, Mario  Miragliotta, Sharon Lavery, Peter Askim, and Marc Riley. Her solo and chamber performances have  been broadcasted on KTLA and KNBC television as well as KUSC, WEMT, and “Performance  Today” on APM radio.

Inyoung Huh

Lauded as, “a prominent pianist” by the Los Angeles Times, Inyoung Huh made her debut as a soloist with the Korean Youth Symphony Orchestra at age 16, performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Huh has performed in recitals at numerous music festivals, including the Perlman Music Program, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Banff Center for the Arts, and Kusatsu Summer Music Festival. She has been a regular solo artist at the Sundays Live in Los Angeles County Museum of Arts since 2001. As an active chamber musician, Huh has collaborated with eminent artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Ronald Leonard, Donald McInnes, Lars Anders Tomter, Ida Levin, and Philippe Bernold.

Huh has held faculty positions at the Seoul National University, University of Southern California, Perlman Music Program, and Chapman University, and has been engaged as a collaborative pianist at the Colburn School. She collaborated in the Primrose International Music Competition in 2014, 2018, and 2022 as an official pianist.

Mitsuko Morikawa

Pianist Mitsuko Morikawa has been an active soloist, coach accompanist and chamber musician in United States as well as in Asia.  She has collaborated with highly acclaimed musicians from a wide variety of genres spanning instrumental music, opera, musical theater and choral ensembles.  Some of the artists that Ms. Morikawa has performed with include Julia Migenes, Rodney Gilfry, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Timothy Mussard, Michel Debost, James Walker, Denis Bouriakov, Leone Buyse, Carol Wincenc, Jean Ferrandis, Marianne Gedigian, Harvey Pittel, Martin Chalifour, Roberto Cani, David Rejano Cantero, Megumi Kanda, Randy Hawes, and Timothy Higgins.  Ms. Morikawa has also recorded music for the New World Records label and has been featured on radio programs such as KUSC, WCLV, Cleveland and NHK-FM, Japan.

Apart from her accomplishments as a performer, Ms. Morikawa has also distinguished herself as a unique and highly regarded coach/accompanist.  She has served on the faculties at Occidental College, Santa Monica College, the Meadowmount School of Music, Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program, National Flute Association Annual Convention, National Cello Institute, Oberlin College Conservatory, the Oberlin Flute Institute, Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory and the ENCORE School of Strings. She is currently working at the California State University Los Angeles, Colburn School, UCLA and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.

Ms. Morikawa’s degrees consist of a B.M. in piano performance from the Toho School of Music, Japan, an M.M. in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Professional Studies Certificate in piano performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music and a D.M.A. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California.  Some of Ms. Morikawa’s teachers include Alan Smith, Norman Krieger, Sergei Babayan, Cheng-Zong Yin, Paul Schenly, Sara iDavis Buechner and Hisako Ueno.

Barry Tan

Remarked in the Boston Globe for his ‘mesmerizing performance,’ Canadian pianist Dr. Barry Tan enjoys a multifaceted career as an active soloist, collaborative artist, and educator based in Los Angeles. He has performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, and has had collaborative performances alongside members of the LA Phil, LA Opera Orchestra, and LA Master Chorale. Barry has performed at notable venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Center, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, the Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, in addition to numerous chamber music and festival appearances throughout Southern California. His featured performances include appearances on IPR Radio WIAA 98.7FM, the BSO-Now streaming, as well as the Violin Channel. Currently, Barry serves as a staff pianist at Santa Monica College and the Colburn School, and has been recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. He earned his degrees from the University of Southern California and McGill University.