Many critics have commented on the combination of raw power and classical structure in Ran's work.
Ran was the Paul Fromm Composer in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, September-December 2011.
In addition, she has won numerous other awards and commissions.
She has contributed greatly to the repertoire of the clarinet, having written two works for solo clarinet— For an Actor.
This commission is funded by Music Accord, a consortium of presenters from the US as well as Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Wigmore Hall in London.
My third string quartet was composed at the invitation of the Pacifica Quartet, whose music-making I have come to know closely and admire hugely as resident artists at the University of Chicago.