Jeffrey Chin, Shuheng Zhang

June 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

 

PROGRAM:

Jeffrey Chin, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 30, Op. 109

SCRIABIN: Piano sonata No. 2, Op. 19

     

Shuheng Zhang, Piano

HAYDN: Sonata in E Major Hob. XVI:31

DEBUSSY: Préludes Book 1

       IV. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir.

       V.Les collines d'Anacapri.

DEBUSSY: Préludes Book 2

       V. Bruyères

       XII. Feux d'artifice

CHOPIN: Nocturne in D flat Major, Op. 27 No.2            

CHOPIN: Etude Op. 25 No.11 Winter Wind   

Jeffrey Chin is 18 years old and attends the Juilliard School as a Pre-College student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone from 2016-2019 where he will graduate in May 2019.  In the Fall of 2019, he will attend San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of Dr. Yoshikazu Nagai to study piano performance.  Prior to entering Pre-College at Juilliard, he studied piano with Larry Graham and Jasmine Steadman in Denver, Colorado.  He is a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (2018-2020).  Jeffrey has won prizes in many piano competitions including the Steinway Piano Concerto Competition at age 11 which allowed him to perform Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Lamont Summer Academy Orchestra, and the Midwest Young Artist Orchestra.  In 2014, he was named Top Performer in Junior Category by the Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado.  In 2014, he won Second Prize at the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival.  In 2015-2016, he won First Place in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition in Colorado and the West Central Division MTNA, and advanced to become a MTNA National Finalist.  In 2016, he was a the Third Prize Winner in the Midwest International Piano Competition.  He attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2015-2017 where he was selected for masterclasses with Arie Vardi, Stephen Hough and Inon Barnatan.  During his first Pre-College year at Juilliard, he was named a Fellow of the Artemisia Academia at Yale University and had a masterclass with Boris Berman.  Jeffrey was a Young Artist in the 2018 PianoTexas Festival.  He also participated in the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2018, where he performed in masterclasses with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Marios Papadopoulos and Niel Immelman.  He is ranked in the top 16 percent of his high school class at the International Connections Academy where he will graduate in June 2019.

16-year-old Shuheng Zhang has been passionate about music ever since he started piano lessons. He is a proud Young Scholar of The Lang Lang International Foundation and joined the Young Scholar Program which is aimed to identify and offer mentorship, tutelage, and unique opportunities for performance to limited number of exceptionally talented young pianists from around the world. Chicago Music report lauded Shuheng’s performance of Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra as “invigorating, incisive, and note-perfect account”,” establishing an agreeable report with Dr. Dennis as they exchanged pleasantries in the composer’s conversational rondo”.


Shuheng has won top prizes in many competitions such as Thousand Islands International Competition, David Dubois Piano Competition, Lee University International Piano Competition, MTNA and MMTA Competitions. He has been featured as soloist and performed concerti with orchestras, from Alfred, NY to Saarlouis, Germany. A frequent participant in prestigious music festivals, Shuheng attended Lang Lang International Foundation 2016 Allianz Junior Music Camp held in Poland, 2017 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival at Salt Lake City, USA, 2018 Emil Gilels International Piano Festival in Freiburg, Germany. In the past Summer, he participated the 6th Emanacja International Music Festival in Lusławice, Poland and performed a highly acclaimed recital together with two other Lang Lang young scholars at the at The Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music. He is invited by the Leeds International Piano Festival to give two concerts in Leeds and London, UK, in March and April 2019 Shuheng has performed in masterclasses given by renowned pianists such as Paulina Dokovska, Sean Duggan, Gerald Fauth, Douglas Humphreys, Lang, Robert Levin, Panayis Lyras, John O’Conor, Jacques Rouvier and Nelita True, among others, and been praised for his sensitivity, interpretation and musicianship.


Shuheng studies piano With Dr. Logan Skelton of University of Michigan.

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