International Piano-e-Competition
Nathaniel ZHANG
Nathaniel ZHANG
Nationality:
USA

Residence:
USA
AGE: 12*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teacher:
Sasha Starcevich
About Nathaniel:
Nathaniel started learning piano at the age of 5. He currently studies with Dr. Sasha Starcevich and previously studied with Tien Hsieh.

Nathaniel had his first piano solo recital at the age of 10. Hemade his orchestral debutwith Florence Conservatory Orchestra at Music Festival Perugia, Italy. Nathaniel is the winner of 2018-2019 MTNA National Junior Performance Competition and Chopin Award, 2019 Waring International Junior Solo Competition and Junior Concerto Competition. His other achievements include 1st prize winner of Pacific Musical Society Competition, CAPMT Concerto Competition State Final, and CAPMT Honors Competition State Final. He is the gold medalist of the 2019 Chopin Foundation Northwest Council Competition.

Nathaniel loves sharing music with all ages and enjoys public performance. He participated in the Junior Bach Festival in 2017 and 2018. He played piano for first-graders in the elementary school during lunchtime and his story was featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, segment “America Strong”. Nathaniel loves playing chamber music too. He appeared in the “Rising Stars of Chamber Music” concerts in 2018 and 2019. He plays violin in the school advanced orchestra. His other interests include Rubik’s cube, NBA, math and swimming.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, WTC II, BWV 871
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49
I. Allegro
Frederic Chopin Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
SECOND ROUND (SEMI-FINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807
I. Prelude
Franz Liszt Concert Etude No. 2 in F Minor “La leggierezza”, S. 144/2
Franz Schubert Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 3, D. 935
Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op. 54
Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
VI. Montagues and Capulets
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
I. Allegro con brio
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