Zhu Wang

February 28, 2018, 12:15 pm

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20 year old pianist Zhu Wang performers live under the Tiffany Glass dome of the the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast.

About the artist:
Zhu Wang

Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” (The Durango Herald) pianist Zhu Wang is the first prize winner of the Second Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians and the Hilton Head Young Artist Piano Competition. Mr. Wang was a featured soloist on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase as part of the radio station’s China in New York festival. World-renowned Chinese pianist Fou T’song recognized Zhu as an “excellent pianist with natural sense of harmony and imagination,” whose sensitive and engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of musicianship and poise beyond his age.

Highlights of the 2017-18 season include solo recitals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Santa Barbara as winner of the Music Academy of the West’s Solo Piano Competition in partnership with Steinway & Sons. Mr. Wang has performed across the United States and in China, Italy, Poland, and Japan at prestigious venues such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and The Morgan Library. Zhu has appeared as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Xiamen Philharmonic, and Mongolian Symphony Orchestra. His festival appearances include the Music Academy of the West, International Piano Academy Lake Como, Shanghai International Music Festival, Music Fest Perugia, and Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy.

Zhu Wang has had the honor to study with and perform for many influential pianists, including Gary Graffman, Fou T’song, Stephen Hough, Murray Perahia, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert Levin, Matti Raekallio, Julian Martin, William Grant Nabore, Jeremy Denk, Eva Poblocka, Edward Auer, Douglas Humpherys, Nelita True, and Boris Slutsky. He is also the recipient of special prizes in the Fifth International Chopin Young Artist Piano Competition and the 16th Asian Chopin International Piano Competition in Japan.

Zhu Wang started learning piano at the age of five. He is a graduate from Music Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dr. Zhe Tang. Zhu is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Robert McDonald. His previous instructors include Xiaofeng Zheng and Wenhong Chen.

Bio provided by the International Music Foundation.


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, by Bach arr. Dame Myra Hess

Moving Etudes, by Timo Andres
Good Word
Everything Changes

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58, by Chopin
Allegro maestoso
Scherzo. Molto vivace
Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato