International Piano-e-Competition
ZHAO Kaiwen
ZHAO Kaiwen
Nationality:
CHINA

Residence:
CHINA
DOB: 9/12/2000
Instructors:
ZHANG Jin
About Kaiwen:

Born in 2000 in Xi’an, Shaanx Province, China, Kaiwen Zhao began studying piano at the age of four.  He has studied under Professor Zhang Jin at the middle school of China Central Conservatory of Music since 2013.  At the age of 14, Kaiwen has won over ten national and international awards.  His accolades include first prizes at the 2005 National Youth Talent Competition, the fourteenth session of the 2012 Xinghai Cup Piano Competition and the 2013 Pearl River Kayserburg Piano Competition.  Last year, at the eighth Tchaikovsky Musician Competition for Youth held in Moscow, Kaiwen earned second prize in the piano section.  He was selected to take part in the 2010 and 2011 Lang Lang New Year’s concerts and performed the music with Lang Lang on stage in Wuhan, China.  In November 2014, Kaiwen held a solo concert in Shenzhen and played in the second session of the Shenzhen Arts Festival closing ceremony concert.

Repertoire:
First Round  
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in A Major, WTC II, BWV 888
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22, 1st Mov.
Gyorgy Ligeti Etude L'escalier du diable
Theodore Leschetizky Andante Finale for the Left Hand, Op. 13 (Paraphrase on Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti)
Johannes Brahms Paganini Variations Op. 35, Book 2
   
Semi-Final Round  
Felix Mendelssohn Variations Serieuses, Op. 54
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 in B, Op. 82, 2nd and 3rd Movements
Franz Schubert Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 in G-flat Major
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-flat Major, S. 244
   
Finals  
Peter Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, 1st Mov.
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