St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Yu Zhou Zhang – piano

Tuesday, 5 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Yu Zhou Zhang – piano

E Carter

Caténaires

J S Bach

Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, WTC I

J S Bach/F Busoni

Chaconne in D minor

F Chopin

Études op. 10

4. Torrent

6. Lament

7. Toccata

10. A flat major

11. Arpeggio

F Liszt

Transcendental Étude no. 4 'Mazeppa'

Yu Zhou Zhang started with the violin at age of six and piano followed when he was eight. He soon joined Junior Guildhall, studying with Erika Klemperer and Chenyin Li and, at 16, after deciding to pursue music as a career, he went to Chetham's School of Music to study with Benedict Holland and Jonathan Middleton. He is now in his third year at Trinity Laban studying with Mayumi Fujikawa and Hilary Coates.

He has won numerous awards, being a prizewinner at the Jacques Samuel piano festival and Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts. He also won second prize in the Yamaha piano competition at Chetham's. At Trinity, he won the John Longmire (Beethoven) competition, despite being the youngest student to enter, and also reached the final of the Alfred Kitchin competition. He recently won first prize at the Emanuel Trophy piano competition. He has performed in venues across the country, including Wigmore Hall, and in a Snape Maltings concert which was broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk.

He enjoys studying scores and playing plenty of pieces, and believes it's always important to be faithful to the composer, but also to make their genius accessible to everybody. He hopes to continue to study and perform in competitions and concerts in order to bring music of the highest quality to audiences who need it in the future.

Yu Zhou Zhang started with the violin at the age of six and piano followed when he was eight. He soon joined Junior Guildhall and then studied at Chetham's School of Music. He is now in his third year at Trinity Laban studying with Mayumi Fujikawa and Hilary Coates. Whilst studying at Chetham's, he was awarded second prize in the Yamaha piano competition. At Trinity, he won the John Longmire (Beethoven) competition, despite being the youngest student to enter, and also reached the final of the Alfred Kitchin competition. He recently won first prize at the Emanuel Trophy piano competition. He has performed in venues across the country, including Wigmore Hall, and in a Snape Maltings concert which was broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk.