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Country: United States
Birth Date: October 5, 2004
Teacher: Michael Lewin
School: Weston High School of Massachusetts
Concerto: Tchaikovsky Concerto in B-flat minor, Op. 23 (II. Andantino semplice – Prestissimo – III. Allegro con fouco)
Seventeen-year-old pianist Natalie Zhang is a junior at the Weston High School of Massachusetts and studies privately with Michael Lewin.
She is a National Young Arts Winner and a Fellow of the Artemisia Foundation. Recently, she was featured on the NPR’s “From the Top” as a soloist. Since her solo debut at the Carnegie Hall at the age of six, she has performed at venues such as the Boston Symphony Hall, Seattle Symphony Hall, Merkin Hall, PepsiCo Recital Hall, Rose Wagner Performing Center, and Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. She made her orchestra debut with the Virtuosi Brunensis Orchestra in Italy at the age of 12.
Natalie has won many top awards in regional and international competitions, including the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, Piano League International Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Hartford Chopin International Competition, and the Steinway Competition. She was the First Prize winner of MTNA Senior Piano Competition of Massachusetts and Eastern division finalist, winner of the Harvard Music Association’s High School Achievement Award, and winner of the Jeanne Selander Concerto Competition and Leonard Wood Concerto Competition.
She is the Boston Regional Director of the Back to Bach Project, an organization that promotes classical music to young kids all over the world. Besides piano, she is a National Young Arts winner and National Scholastic Arts Gold medalist in Design Arts.