Zhang Zuo

Pianist
Zhang Zuo
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Zhang Zuo

Zhang Zuo Biography (BBC)

Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo is internationally recognized for her imaginative and electrifying performances. Possessing dazzling technical prowess and spontaneous flair, she has been described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” (Chinese Gramophone). Zhang’s powerfully individual interpretations make each concert a unique musical experience. Her communicative abilities have been praised as “taking us to another reality...bright, expressive and moving to the extreme” (Belgischer Rundfunk) while her creative maturity has been hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” (L.A. Times).

Zhang’s musical talent was first discovered in Germany, where she began her early musical training at age 5. Upon her return to China in 1995, she continued her piano studies with Dan Zhao Yi at the Shenzhen Arts School and soon became one of the most sought after young artists in China. She has since collaborated with virtually all the major orchestras in China, including the Macau Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Philharmonic, and the Shenzhen Philharmonic, as well with orchestras internationally, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Lubeck Symphony Orchestra, Neue Philarmonie, Kharkov Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.

In 2006, Zhang moved to the United States and continued her studies with Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music and with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School, where she won the school’s coveted Petschek Piano Award. She has won prizes at numerous international competitions, including first prizes at the 1st International Piano Concerto Competition in China, the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in America, and the Krainev International Piano Competition in Ukraine, as well as top prizes from the 3rd Shanghai International Piano Competition, the 7th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, and a “Vendome Virtuoso” award from Vendome Prize competition. Most recently, she won 5th prize at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, resulting in concerto and recital appearances throughout Belgium in October.

Zhang has delighted audiences in the most prestigious venues in the world, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Salle Cortot in Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Moscow’s Bolshoi Hall. She has given recitals in China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Egypt, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and South Africa.



Zhang Zuo Tracks

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Franz Liszt
Rhapsodie espagnole (Folies d'Espagne et jota aragone) S.254
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Rhapsodie espagnole (Folies d'Espagne et jota aragone) S.254
Antonín Dvořák
4 Romantic pieces Op.75
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4 Romantic pieces Op.75
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
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Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Sergei Rachmaninov
6 Duets Op.11 for piano 4 hands
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6 Duets Op.11 for piano 4 hands
Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata in A major D664
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Piano Sonata in A major D664
Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit
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Gaspard de la nuit
Joseph Haydn
Sonata in E flat major H.16.52 for piano
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Sonata in E flat major H.16.52 for piano
Olivier Messiaen
Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (No.5, Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
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Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (No.5, Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata no. 18 in E flat major Op.31 no.3 for piano
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Sonata no. 18 in E flat major Op.31 no.3 for piano
Robert Schumann
Abegg variations Op.1
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Abegg variations Op.1
Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio in B Op. 8 (revised version) - III. Adagio
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Piano Trio in B Op. 8 (revised version) - III. Adagio
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op 87
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Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op 87
Edward Elgar
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
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Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
Franz Liszt
Sonata in B minor S.178 for piano
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Sonata in B minor S.178 for piano
Nicolò Paganini
La Campanella
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La Campanella
Frédéric Chopin
Grande Polonaise Brillante
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Grande Polonaise Brillante
Frédéric Chopin
Andante spianato
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Andante spianato
Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.6 in D; Vivace
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Hungarian Dance No.6 in D; Vivace
Robert Schumann
Etudes en formes de variations Op.13 for piano
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Etudes en formes de variations Op.13 for piano
Sergei Rachmaninov
6 Duets Op.11
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6 Duets Op.11
Franz Liszt
Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
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Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio Op 90 'Dumky'
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Piano Trio Op 90 'Dumky'
Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio in B Op 8
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Piano Trio in B Op 8
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Past BBC Events

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Stefan Asbury
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2015-04-21T08:18:54
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21
Apr
2015
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Stefan Asbury

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Stefan Asbury

14:00
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mendelssohn’s First Symphony
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2014-10-22T08:18:54
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22
Oct
2014
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mendelssohn’s First Symphony

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Mendelssohn’s First Symphony

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
Proms 2014: Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-25T08:18:54
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25
Aug
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan

Proms 2014: Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2013-14: Afternoon with Cornelius Meister
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2014-06-17T08:18:54
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17
Jun
2014
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2013-14: Afternoon with Cornelius Meister

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2013-14: Afternoon with Cornelius Meister

14:00
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: In The Studio - New Generation Artists
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2014-02-26T08:18:54
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26
Feb
2014
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: In The Studio - New Generation Artists

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: In The Studio - New Generation Artists

13:30
MediaCityUK, Salford

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