Angie Zhang

Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
Current residence: Los Angeles

American pianist Angie Zhang, top prize winner at the 2023 Chopin International Piano Competition on Period Instruments and Honens International Piano Competition, is hailed as "warmly expressive, sensitive, and polished" and "a valuable advocate for classical music" by NY Concert Review.

Angie has appeared as soloist with orchestras since she was 10 years old, including with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Aspen American Academy of Conducting Orchestra, as well as the Juilliard, {oh!} Period Orchestra Poland, Missouri, Milwaukee, Michigan, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Olympia, Portland Columbia Orchestras. She has also performed chamber concerti with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra as well as conducted Mozart from the piano at Lincoln Center.

She has worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi and Jeffrey Kahane, and shared the stage with Itzhak Perlman, Inon Barnaton, and the Dover, St. Lawrence, and Aeolus Quartets. She has performed all over the USA and Canada, as well as in England, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, China, and the Dominican Republic. Festivals she has appeared at include the La Jolla Music Society, Music@Menlo, Bravo! Vail, Tippet Rise, Sarasota, Aspen, Bowdoin, pianoSonoma, and Perlman Music Program.

A fourth generation musician, she is also known for being a dedicated and inspirational teacher. Angie was the youngest at Juilliard to teach in all three divisions (pre-college, college, extension), won her first Assistant Professor position in piano, cello, and theory during her DMA, and has taught at the collegiate level for over 10 years. She actively serves as an adjudicator of competitions and scholarships, pedagogical clinician, lecturer, and ambassador for the arts outside of the music industry. Angie is a Yamaha and Bosendorfer Artist worldwide.

Admitted into The Juilliard School at age ten, where she won the concerto competition a record three times, she has since earned two more piano performance degrees from the school as a Kovner Fellow: her BM with chamber and academic honors and MM. Angie will earn her DMA in Piano Performance and MM in Fortepiano Performance from the University of Michigan in May 2024. She took further courses, most notably in STEAM Pedagogy, in the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program.

Influential figures include Logan Skelton, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Levin, Emanuel Ax, Wu Han, Jeremy Denk, Matthew Bengtson, and Malcolm Bilson.

Next season includes engagements with orchestras and recitals around the world including performances in Krakow and Żelazowa Wola. She will be Distinguished Guest Artist-Faculty at Krakow Piano Summer 2024. Angie is also an accomplished and acclaimed fortepianist and leading American figure in period instruments.


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