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When Shan graces the stage, radiant energy emanates from her dynamic performances. She is the light—the sun of the stage, with deep, poetic lyrics to match her substantial jazz/rock-inspired arrangements. It’s no wonder she is called “Shan the Shine.”
Born and raised in an artistic family from China, Shan learned to play the Chinese traditional instrument erhu before she started learning piano at the age of 5. Her classical training laid the foundation for developing her overall technique. Influenced heavily by British rock music and jazz in her teenage years, she draws inspiration from the giants who came before her, from Radiohead to Bach and Frank Zappa to Charlie Parker. She writes for motivation, to spark change, and to empower every individual. “My music showcases strength and power,” Shan says. “I want to transmit energy to people with my music, like thunderbolts that travel into others.”