Lixin Zhang

Lixin Zhang


Country: New Zealand
Date of Birth: June 26, 2001
School: Colburn Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Fabio Bidini
Concerto: Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Lixin Zhang is 20 and is currently studying with Professor Fabio Bidini at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles on a full scholarship. When in Christchurch, he also studies with Michael Endres and Neville Baird.

Lixin was first recognized nationally at the age of eleven for his musical achievements. He was awarded the Irene Lassen Exhibition award by the Royal Schools of Music for his first diploma exam and has gone on to attain the Licentiate Royal Schools of Music with distinction as well as the Trinity College FTCL.

Lixin won first prize in the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition (NZ Junior Piano Competition) and the special award for Best Performance of a Classical Sonata in 2016. Since then, he has gone on to win each of the major New Zealand piano competitions, including the National Young Performer Award, Wallace National Piano Competition, and the National Concerto Competition. Lixin received the second prize and Silver Medal at the 2021 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition.

Lixin has given recitals in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and has participated in numerous international music festivals. Rattle Records released Lixin’s first CD in 2018, which promptly reached first place in Radio NZ’s Classical Charts.

In addition to playing the piano, Lixin also plays the violin and has attained the Licentiate Trinity College London certificate. Alongside his professional music-related activities, Lixin frequently performs in fundraising concerts for charities and other organizations.