Ran Dank is one of today’s most ardent advocates for contemporary music. In recent seasons, he has performed Kevin Puts’ piano concerto Night, the Tobias Picker concerto, Keys to the City, Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated, William Bolcom’s Pulitzer-winning set of Twelve New Etudes. Alongside his wife, pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, Ran debuted the world premieres of Frederic Rzewski’s Four Hands, and Alexander Goehr’s Seven Impromptus.
Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee have also created a concert series called Music by the Glass, which is held in a New York SoHo art gallery. During these performances, an audience of young professionals listen, mix and mingle with fellow solo and chamber work artists while enjoying treats and wines by the glass.
Ran Dank is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition. He was also the First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
Ran’s recent performances have included performances with the Pasadena Symphony and Keitaro Harada in April 2022 and the Westchester Philharmonic and Jayce Ogren in October 2022. Ran has upcoming performances with the Monterey Symphony in February 2023, Chautauqua in August 2023, and he is returning to Pro Music San Miguel de Allenda in March of 2024.