“Technical mastery and a deep sense of lyricism.”
– THE DURANGO HERALD
Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” (The Durango Herald), pianist Zhu Wang has been honored by many international awards including first prize at the 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians, and special prizes in the 5th International Chopin Young Artist Piano Competition and in the 16th Asian Chopin International Piano Competition in Japan. At Juilliard he won the Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Scholarship Piano Competition and received Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. Zhu has been a featured soloist on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase and WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. The world-renowned pianist Fou T’song recognized Zhu as an “excellent pianist with a natural sense of harmony and imagination,” who’s sensitive and engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of musicianship and poise beyond his age.
Zhu has performed all over the world in China, Italy, Poland, Japan, and across the U.S. at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kammermusiksaal of Berliner Philharmonie, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Also an active chamber musician and champion of new music, Zhu performed the world premiere of American composer Timo Andres’s Moving Etúdes on his national tour.
Zhu has been honored to study with and perform for many influential pianists, including Gary Graffman, Arie Vardi, Fou T’song, Stephen Hough, Murray Perahia, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert Levin, Matti Raekallio, and Jeremy Denk. Zhu started learning piano at the age of five. He is a graduate of the Music Middle School Affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and of The Juilliard School. Zhu is currently pursuing his post-baccalaureate diploma at Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Robert McDonald. Zhu gratefully acknowledges the support of the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts.
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