Ran Dank


Session 1: June 22 - July 13

Faculty, Eastman School of Music

Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank’s pianism and musicality—captivating audiences and critics alike.

Ran Dank is one of today’s most ardent advocates for contemporary music. In recent seasons, he has performed Kevin Puts’ piano concerto “Night,” the Tobias Picker concerto, “Keys to the City,” Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated,” William Bolcom’s Pulitzer-winning set of “Twelve New Etudes”. Alongside his wife, pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, Ran debuted the world premieres of Frederic Rzewski’s “Four Hands,” and Alexander Goehr’s “Seven Impromptus.”

Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee have also created a concert series called Music by the Glass, which is held in a New York SoHo art gallery. During these performances, an audience of young professionals listen, mix and mingle with fellow solo and chamber work artists while enjoying treats and wines by the glass.

Ran Dank is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition. He was also the First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

Ran’s recent performances have included performances with the Pasadena Symphony and Keitaro Harada in April 2022, the Westchester Philharmonic and Jayce Ogren in October 2022, the Monterey Symphony in February 2023, and Chautauqua in August 2023. He returning to Pro Music San Miguel de Allenda in March of 2024.

He serves as an associate professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music, and is on the faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival.