Born in 1984 in Harbin, China, P.R.C., Nan started studying cello
from when she was 5 years old. She attended the Primary School of
Shanghai Conservatory, Middle School of Central Conservatory in
Beijing, and Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa
Monica, California. She holds an Artist Certificate Diploma from
Southern Methodist University. Nan has also participated in a
number of festivals in China, P.R.C., Canada, and the U.S. where
she has studied with many famous cellists, including Janos Starker
and Natalia Gutman. She has also studied cello privately with Ms.
Eleonore Schoenfeld. Nan has also soloed with orchestras while
receiving awards and prizes from many different competitions,
including 2nd prize at the All-China Youth Cello Competition at the
age of 10 and 1st prize in the 1st Annual Chamber Music
International Competition (CMIC) in Dallas, Texas. Nan joins the
DSO in September, 2011after serving as Assistant Principal Cellist
at The Dallas Opera since 2008.