Nina Tso-Ning Fan joined The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1997. A native of Colorado, Fan began her violin studies at the age of four. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French literature from Harvard University while studying violin with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory of Music. She later received her master’s degree in violin performance at Indiana University studying with Sylvia Rosenberg and Paul Biss. There, she served as a teaching assistant to Rosenberg and was an associate instructor of violin. In 2002, she was the winner of a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians administered by the MacPhail Center for the Arts and took a leave of absence from the orchestra to participate in a ten-week independent study residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta. She is an active recitalist and chamber musician in the Twin Cities. Fan also has attended many summer festivals including the Aspen, Sarasota, Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, Quartet Program and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.