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Qi Zhang

Qi Zhang

Pays d'origine: Chine, République populaire de
Date d'anniversaire: 6 décembre 1984

À propos de Qi Zhang

Born in Shanghai in 1984, China, Qi Zhang has been a public performer since she was nine years old. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Electronic Organ at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2007. Her studies with Professor Lei Zhu, Director of the Department of Modern Instruments and Percussion at the Conservatory, included performance and arranging for the Electone Organ, an electronic instrument that features orchestral and newly developed electronic sounds. She has won several First Prizes in competitions including the Shanghai Electronic Organ Competition (2001), the International Electronic Organ Competition in Spain (2004) and the Oriental Youth Stars Art Series Competition in Beijing plus the Best Performance Award, Youth Group (2005). Shortly thereafter she came to the United States to study the pipe organ with Professor Cherry Rhodes at University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. She received the Master of Music degree and Graduate Certificate in Organ Performance in 2009 and 2011. Her composition teachers include Mei-li Pai, Frederick Lesemann and she has had consultations in composition with Jean Guillou and James Hopkins.

In 2009 Qi Zhang had the great honor of giving the opening performance at the conference, TEDxUSC (Technology, Entertainment and Design) hosted by the University of Southern California. During that same year she was given a scholarship to work with Jean Guillou in Paris after which she performed an organ recital at Église Saint-Eustache which included the European premiere of her composition, Symphony in the Teapot. In 2010, Zhang performed with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in the final concert of the season at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.


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