Diana Wan is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she was the first recipient of the Pablo Casals Award. She subsequently won assistantships and fellowships to the State University of New York at Binghamton, from which she received a Master of Music degree, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and Indiana University at Bloomington, where she pursued a Doctorate of Musical Arts. She has studied piano with Zenon Fishbein, Walter Ponce, and Gyorgy Sebok and chamber music with Artur Balsam, Richard Goode, Andre Watts, Ken Cooper, and members of the Lenox and Cleveland String Quartets.
Ms. Wan has been heard as a soloist and collaborator in concert halls such as those at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, as well as on radio, television, and film in the United States, Europe, and China. She is a recording artist for Newport Classics.
Ms. Wan was chairperson of the piano department at the Newark Community Center for the Arts and has been on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music’s Preparatory Department. She holds Suzuki certification from the School for Strings. Ms. Wan maintains a private teaching studio and has taught in the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music since 1991. Precollege faculty since 1991.