The summer 2018 season included a recital at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival performing Frederic Rzewski’s tour-de-force 36 Variations: The People United Will Never Be Defeatedfollowed by appearances at the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival (August 5-6’18), and a duo recital with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (Dank Duo) at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival (August 12’18). Ran and Kate were special guest performers at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 2018 Gala.
The 2018/2019 season features duo recitals with Soyeon Kate Lee (Dank Duo) at the Yale School of Music, San Francisco Performances, and a return to the Pro Musica San Miguel de Allende as well as Brahms, Janáček and Franck Sonatas with acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich on the Linton Music series. Orchestral engagements include: Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra led by Francesco Lecce-Chong; Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with the Toledo Symphony, Alain Trudel, conductor; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stuart Chafetz and Mozart with the Ashville Symphony Orchestra.
Ran’s busy 2017/2018 season featured appearances with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Eckart Preu, the Portland Symphony and Ken-David Masur, with the Spokane Symphony and Morihiko Nakamura, and the Kansas City Symphony and Michael Stern for their season finale. He performed chamber music with the Amernet Quartet at Maverick Concerts and had duo appearances with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee at the Smithsonian Institute, Cincinnati’s Linton Music, and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Solo recitals included the Gilmore Piano Festival, New York City Town Hall recital for Peoples Symphony Concerts, Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Finland’s Mänttä Festival, Philip Lorenz Memorial Concerts in Fresno, the Israel Conservatory of Music and chamber music at the Seattle, Montreal, Israel, Great Lakes, and Skaneateles Chamber Music festivals, and at Maverick Concerts with the Shanghai Quartet.
Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee have established a series of concerts, Music by the Glass, held in a New York SoHo art gallery, where the audience of young professionals listen, mix and mingle with performing artists who play solo pieces and chamber works accompanied by treats sweet and savory, paired with wines by the glass.
Ran Dank is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition, and First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.