Born in 1995, Dan Shengquan is currently a DMA candidate at Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art. He completed the Advanced Diploma and Master of Music degree on oboe performance from New York University, where he studied with Humbert Lucarelli, Matthew Sullivan, Gilles Cheng and Liang Wang. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree of economics from American University in Washington D.C., where he had also studied with Rika Brent, and won the American University concerto competition in 2016. He performed Lebrun Oboe Concerto in d minor with the American University Symphony Orchestra.
As an active performer and free-lance oboist in the Greater New York area, Mr. Shengquan plays for the Eastern Winds Symphony since 2019. He also plays regularly with the Chelsea Symphony and Orchestras at Brooklyn College. Dan was a candidate for the principal oboist position at L.A. Philharmonic in 2019.
As a chamber musician, Dan and his woodwind quintet, the Prime Winds performed the New York premiere of Hanns Eisler’s Divertimento for Wind Quintet Op.4 in April 2019 and participated the 2019 Imani Winds Music Festival with full scholarship. Prime Winds has played with well-recognized woodwind quintets including Quintet of the Americas and the Imani Winds. NYU graduate composer Toshihisa Tsuruoka commissioned his original piece The Inviscid Flow for Prime Winds.
As a music educator, Dan is currently working at Rutgers Community Art and has been an adjunct oboe instructor at NYU since 2018. Dan has also performed with the woodwind quintet of Mozart in Munchkins in 2019 for a holiday concert series at Manhattan Youth.