Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Contemporary Music Project

Project Description

My goal in this project is to compose a concerto for oboe and orchestra, learn "Points on the Curve to Find...” for Piano & 22 Instrumentalists by Luciano Berio and participate the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice 2009 to work with Stephen Drury and Jonathan Harvey in Boston during this summer. Through this project, I want to expand my ability of composing and performing contemporary music and explore the new techniques. 

About Ran Duan

A former pupil of Sun Pian, Ran Duan began his piano studies at age seven and attended the pre-college division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Mr. Duan is a double-major student at Oberlin studying composition with Lewis Nielson and piano with Lydia Frumkin. His piece Four Falsehoods (2008) was selected for the album Aural Capacity No.5, the collaborative CD recording of Oberlin Conservatory student works, also selected for the performance in the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Ran is 2009 recipient of Oberlin’s Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize, given in recognition of academic excellence.