Chinese-born pianist, Ziang Xu, has distinguished himself in several international competitions. His prizes and awards include first prizes in the Rondo Young Artist Competition, The East Coast International Piano Competition, The Princeton Festival Piano Competition, and The Grand Prize at Steinway Society of Puerto Rico Award.
He has also been awarded top prizes at the New England Conservatory Honors Competition, the Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.
He has performed widely including at Carnegie (Weill) Hall, Ukrainian Institute, Hunter College in New York, and at New England Conservatory`s Jordan Hall in Boston. His performances of the complete Chopin Etudes, a feat for any pianist, were described as “extraordinary.”
Making his solo debut at age eleven, he studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and pursued undergraduate studies at the Mannes School of Music, as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Victor Rosenbaum, with whom he continues to study at the New England Conservatory as he pursues his Master of Music degree.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Liszt Sonata in B Minor, S.178
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Chopin Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48, No.1
Bach French Suite No.1 in D Minor, BWV812
Beethoven Sonata in B-flat Major, Op.106
Glass Metamorphosis No.2