Born in 1976, Ning An began his musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Olga Radosavljevich and Sergei Babayan. He subsequently continued his studies under the tutelage of Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory.
His international career started after winning top prizes in numerous competitions, including first prize at the Tivoli International Piano Competition (2006), first prize of the William Kapell International Piano Competition (2003), third prize at the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition (2002), the Alfred Cortot prize of the International Chopin Piano Competition (2000), first prize of the American National Chopin Piano Competition (2000), Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association (2000), third prize of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition (1999), and third prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition (1997), .
An has been soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra  and performed at Carnegie Hall, Salle Verdi (Milano), Salle Cortot (Paris) and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing) among others.
Currently he serves as the Artist-Teacher on the piano faculty of California State University, Fullerton School of Music as well as a visiting artist at Lee University in Tennessee.
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