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Herndon Student Takes Part in Master Class with Brian Ganz

Flint Hill student Mary Wan, 14, of Herndon, took part in a master class with Brian Ganz at Strathmore on Feb. 3

Mary Wan, 14, of Herndon, took part in a Master Class with Brian Ganz at Strathmore on Friday, Feb. 3. Mary is originally from Shanghai, China, and came to Virginia when she was 7 years old. She is currently a freshman at Flint Hill School in Oakton. Ganz is a highly regarded pianist who is on a quest to perform all of Fryderyk Chopin's works over the next decade. He is performing a concert at Strathmore on Feb. 11

Dave Webster February 07, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Congratulations Mary! Brian Ganz himself at one point in time studied with Leon Fleisher. I recently attended a lecture and performance by Leon Fleisher who talked about his classes with Artur Schnabel. Fleisher is linked via Schnabel to a student-teacher tradition that descended directly from Beethoven himself. A masterclass isn't for the faint of heart by the way. It can't be easy to take instructions in front of an audience where you are expected to incorporate your lessons while you are sitting there.

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