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WIPF 2018 - Lixin Zhang Piano Recital


Sun 15 Jul 2018, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: The University of Auckland's School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $50.00
  • Gold Card: $40.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The Wallace International Piano Festival returns on 12-15 July 2018 and it’s better than ever. Be enthralled by internationally renowned pianists and celebrate our young, homegrown talents at the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition. In association with The Wallace Foundation, The University of Auckland, and the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust.

Recital: Lixin Zhang (New Zealand)
Sunday 15 July, 5pm
The University of Auckland’s School of Music

Lixin is sixteen years old and currently in his fifth year at Burnside High School where he is in the Specialist Music Programme playing both piano and violin. He began piano lessons at the age of 4 with Neville Baird and later also studied with Michael Endres and Richard Mapp.

In January 2018, Lixin had travelled to Santiago Chile to study with the renowned Edith Fischer and Jorge Pepi-Alos. Lixin has been awarded the Irene Lassen Exhibition award from the Royal Schools of Music for his first diploma exam and has passed his LRSM diploma with a high distinction. In addition, he has attained his fellowship diploma certificate from the Trinity College of London.

In 2017, Lixin was invited to perform two solo concerts at festivals held in Mallorca Spain. During the same year, he had attended a summer school program held in Switzerland and was invited to return the following year and perform as a guest artist at a festival concert.

Lixin has won the 2017 Wallace National Piano Competition, 2016 Wallace National Junior Piano Competition, IRMT piano competition, and the Ruby Hay Pianoforte Scholarship.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E Flat, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
Liszt: Nos. 1-3 from Six Consolations, S. 172
Schumann: Nos. 1 & 2 from Novelettes, Op. 21
Debussy: Les collines d’Anacapri; Des pas sur la neige; Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir; Feux d’artifice from Préludes
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

General Admission $50, Gold Card $40, Student $20
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