Pianist Shichao Zhang will perform a solo recital at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Eppley Auditorium.
Pianist Shichao Zhang will perform a solo recital at Morningside College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The recital will include two sonatas by Scarlatti, “Sonata in B minor” by Franz Liszt, “Sonata Pathétique” by Beethoven and “Piano Sonata” by Béla Bartók. The performance is free and open to the public.
Zhang is originally from Beijing, China. He came to the United States in 2007 to study at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He has been featured in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerto performances at major concert halls in China and the United States. He has debuted compositions of contemporary Chinese composers.
He has won numerous competitions, including the Hong Kong – Asia Piano Open Competition, the Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition and the New York Music Teachers National Association-Steinway Young Artists Competition. More recently, he has been invited to judge and perform at such competitions.
Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance with the highest distinction from the Eastman School of Music in 2012 and a master’s degree in piano performance and literature from Eastman in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman. He also is a studio teaching assistant there and was the winner of the 2013-2014 Eastman TA Prize.