As a co-founder of Ensemble Échappé, performer and teaching artist violist Jocelin Pan is committed to reshaping the contemporary concert experience. Programming works from emerging to established composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, Pan is versed in an eclectic spectrum of repertoire.
Pan gave the U.S. premiere of Andrew Ford’s Viola Concerto The Unquiet Grave with the New Juilliard Ensemble and also led the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in an unconducted performance of Joan Tower’s viola concerto Purple Rhapsody. She enjoys playing on various Broadway shows and has held the viola chair for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the past two seasons. 2017-18 highlights include the premiere of Rome Prize winner Nina C. Young’s viola concerto EarPlay.
Pan has been on the MAP faculty since 2016 and also teaches at the Nightingale-Bamford School. As a founding member of the teaching ensemble Milestone Trio, Pan brings interactive concerts and classroom workshops to schools in Manhattan. The ensemble’s curriculum emphasizes active listening and creative imagination through the exploration of diverse repertoire. From Beethoven serenades to “Let It Go,” the trio engages young audiences through storytelling and musical interpretation.
A recent Juilliard graduate, Pan was awarded the William Schuman Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. She received a Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory, and a Master of Music, studying with Robert Vernon and Castleman.