Sanctuary Organist/Classical Pianist
Dr. Jiafeng Yan is active as a solo and collaborative pianist and has performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, and major cities in China. He has been the recipient of many performance awards, including the Hebei Youth Piano Competition (1st prize), the Pearl River National Young Pianists Competition (outstanding performer), the First National Duo-Piano Competition (top prizewinner), winner of the Concerto Competition at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Yan is currently a faculty member at the University of St. Francis. He also teaches part-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His students have won numerous competitions at the regional, state, national, and international levels. Active as a competition adjudicator, he served on the jury of Mid-America Chinese Music Festival, Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Festival (Bloomington District), and Chambana Music Competition. Dr. Yan’s performance has been heard frequently on WILL (90.9 FM) and WCSF (88.7 FM).
Dr. Yan is a recording artist for Pacific Media label and his most recently released CD titled “Fantasia” including Schubert Wanderer Fantasy Op. 15, Beethoven Sonatas Op. 27, Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza, Op 38 No 1, and Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1.
Jiafeng Yan completed his DMA degree in piano performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and MM and Performers Certificate at Northern Illinois University. He lives in Champaign, IL with his wife, Jing Hao, and their two boys: Jason and James.