In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Chinese-born pianist Huizi Zhang is an active performer of solo and chamber music in the United States and abroad. Zhang embraces a wide range of repertoire and styles, particularly interested in 21st century music. After performing and giving lectures on the music of Witold Lutosławski, György Ligeti, and Michael Levinas, she was invited to perform her piano duet at the opening concert of the 18th Biennial Festival of New Music, and ensembles at FSU New Music Festival. Zhang also performed solo pieces and chamber music at Beijing Modern Music Festival and Beijing Music Festival. As a fellow of the New Music Ensemble at Atlantic Music Festival (AMF) in 2017, she participated concerts and premiered over twenty pieces by different composers. Zhang is also a prize winner of many piano competitions including: Second prize of Michigan Music Teachers’ Association Young Artist Piano Competition; First prize of “Sejung Cup” Piano Competition; Fist prize of “Steinway Cup” Piano Competition of China, Shandong Division.
Zhang is also a dynamic performer as a chamber musician and accompanist. She gave successful concerts with her piano trio at Collage Concert in Michigan (2015), and her piano duet Duo One with Russian pianist Tatiana Gorbunova in Florida.
Zhang is also a skilled instructor. She has enjoyed eight years of teaching experience working with piano students in a variety of settings both in the United States as well as in China. She is an active member of MTNA, and teaches secondary piano lesson and Jazz group piano class at Florida State University.
Zhang’s primary piano professors include David Kalhous, Joel Hastings, Logan Skelton, and Zhihong Guo. Additional studies and master classes have been with Christopher Harding, Amy I. Cheng, Boris Slutsky, Daniel Shapiro, Gabriel Chodos, Natalya Antonova, and Sergei Babayan. As the winner of the National Research Project Foundation, she received four-year National Scholarships and National Aspiration Scholarships for her Bachelor’s degree from Central Conservatory of China; received Master’s degree in Piano Performance and double degree in Chamber Music from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also received full scholarships during her studies in Florida State University where she started her DMA program in 2015. In 2016, she was selected as a member by the Honor Society of Music- Pi Kappa Lambda.
Your Creative Influences
contemporary art (music and visual art)
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly