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Yun Ju Pan 

First Debut Album

Producer: Gwendolyn Dease

Engineer, Editor, and Mastering Engineer: Sergei Kvitko

Photographer: 迪司攝影工作室

Graphic Designer:陳思文

Word Editing: Tzu Yi Chen

Publisher:Blue Griffin Inc. 


Yun Ju Pan 

Piano: Ya-Ju Chuang

Percussion: Daniel Gerhardt, Steven Murtonen, Zuri Wells


Of Love and Loss:

Songs from and for the heart

Of Love and Loss: songs from and for the heart explores two of the strongest human emotions – love and loss. For this album, I’ve combined instrumental melodies with spoken word and singing, because I sincerely believe words are the purest way to communicate the rawest of emotions. With the instrumental music, which I call the language of the heart, combined with and the words, I sincerely hope you can feel what I feel from my heart and soul.

"The debut CD by Yun Ju Pan - “Of Love and Loss: songs from and for the heart”, for me, is one of the most important and valuable recordings in recent years. There are no ugly, harsh sounds contained herein. There are only beautiful songs with beautiful sounds performed by a wonderful young musician.  Surely, many people will know who this young artist/ marimbist/ vibraphonist/and singer is in the future." - Gordon Stout

Without Borders 
First Debut Album

Producer: Alex Smith, Yun Ju Pan, Kathryn Irwin, Will Alderman

Engineer, Editor, and Mastering Engineer: Alex Smith

Graphic Designer:Yun Tsu Pan 潘韻慈

Word Editing: Tzu Yi Chen

Publisher:Chorpholia Inc., Taiwan


Yun Ju Pan 

Alex Smith 

Kathryn Irwin

Will Alderman


String Quartet No. 5 Bela Bartok

Adopted for Marimba Quartet,
arr. Yun Ju Pan

Béla Bartók is arguably one of the greatest composers of the twentieth-century whose music often merged Hungarian influences, and influences from the Carpathian Basin, with a twentieth-century harmonic language and an approach to composing that was uniquely his. Bartók wrote six string quartets, and the fifth is considered one of the most popular. Our performance of this transcription for marimba quartet attempts to emulate the sounds and styles of the original version. Moments of delicacy and lyricism are contrasted by quirkiness and raucous full-ensemble playing, string sounds are imitated with extended techniques on the marimbas, and the highly independent counterpoint is interpreted with precision and care.

Without Borders Percussion Quartet 

Without Borders, formed in 2016, features four musicians from the United States and Taiwan. The members include Will Alderman, Kathryn Irwin, Yun Ju (Alice) Pan, and Alex Smith. Without Borders is committed to commis- sioning, collaborating with, and premiering the works of living composers, while also performing chamber percussion classics. Without Borders enjoys fusing musical aesthetics from a variety of cultural origins, as can be seen in their recent collaboration and commission with Andrea Clearfield, which draws from Tibetan and Western aesthetics. They have given performances, master classes, and clinics at educational institutions throughout the Midwest United States, Taiwan, and Japan. 


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