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Alvin Zhu has performed Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff concertos with orchestras around the world, appearing at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, Palais du Congress, Fletcher Hall and the Amphitheater in Chautauqua, Sprague Hall at Yale University, and Joan and Irving Harris Hall at Aspen. He has recorded for NPR’s “From the Top” as a featured Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, Pittsburgh’s WQED radio, and Steinway’s Spirio player-piano catalog. He holds several prizes in international and national competitions. As juror, he was on the panel of the 2018 Franz Liszt International Youth Piano Competition (China Division) held in Changsha.
He is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and has researched the musical contributions of his paternal grandfather Gong-Yi Zhu, a master piano pedagogue whose influence in China is still widely felt today. He has been a guest lecturer at the United States Embassy in Beijing, The Juilliard School, and Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
In the Fall of 2019, he will join the inaugural faculty roster at the Tianjin Juilliard School, Juilliard’s first branch campus.
Acht Klavierstucke Op. 76
I. Capriccio in F sharp minor
II. Capriccio in B minor
III. Intermezzo in A flat Major
IV. Intermezzo in B flat Major
V. Capriccio in C sharp minor
VI. Intermezzo in A Major
VII. Intermezzo in A minor
VIII. Intermezzo in C Major
Fantasy in B Major Op. 28
Pictures at an Exhibition
Yi Chen Feng began piano studies at age 7 in Taiwan. He is currently a senior student at the Peabody Conservatory where he studies with Boris Slutsky. In 2014, Feng won first place in Taiwan Steinway Youth Piano Competition and represented Taiwan to the finals held in Singapore. He also cooperated with Kaohsiung Youth Orchestra to perform Liszt’s Piano Concertos No. 1 at Kaohsiung Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center.
In 2015, Feng won first prize and the John Payless Performance prize at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. In 2016 he won the honorable mention at the San Jose International Piano competition in the advanced category as the youngest contestant. In 2018, Feng won the second prize in the Harrison Winter Piano Competition as well as the second prize in the Chautauqua Solo Piano Competition.
In 2019, Feng is continuing his studies with Mr. Slutsky at Yale School of Music, where he will be pursing a master’s degree.
Alessandro Mazzamuto is “one of the most inspiring, extraordinary pianists that I have had the joy to hear”-writes Martha Argerich-and when she was recently asked by the French newspaper L’Expresso to name her ten favorite young pianist of our time she included Alessandro in the company of artists such as Danil Trifonov and Yuja Wang.
Winner of ICMA’ 2013 Young Instrumental Artist of the Year, the 31-year-old Sicilian pianist has won more than 60 national and international competitions.
Mazzamuto has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Milan-SO, Tokyo-NCO,Berlin Rias Philarmonic, Ukrainian-SO, George Enescu Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Kiev and has performed in numerous Asian, European, North American, and South American venues such as Carnegie Hall in NYC, Metropolitan in Tokyo, Salle Cortot of Paris, Centro Culturale Kirchner of Buenos Aires, and in cities like Venice, Moscow, Milan, Dallas, Rome, Bucarest, Madrid, etc.
Alessandro was a PD and AD student of Dr.Carol Leone at Southern Methodist University and recently become Artist in Residence at “ColloraPiano” in Dallas.
He and his brother, violinist Lorenzo Mazzamuto, perform often as a celebrated duo.
Born in Indonesia, Martin Kesuma made his orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Martin has performed with the Round Rock Symphony, University of Texas University Orchestra, and more. As recipient of the Ben Gomez Award from the 10th TSIPF, Martin is scheduled to perform with the Central Texas Philharmonic soon. In addition, Martin enjoys performing in competitions. Some of his accomplishments include Honorable Mention in the San Jose International Piano Competition and first prizes in the PianoHouse International Piano Competition and the Dickinson Piano Competition at the TSIPF, which allowed Martin to record and publish his debut album, “Detours,” for the Centaur Records.
A graduate of Texas State University (classes of Washington García and Jason Kwak), Martin continued to study at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently finishing up his doctoral studies with Anton Nel. Starting in September, Martin will move to Toronto, where he has been accepted with full scholarship to study with James Anagnoson in the Artist Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
- Grave – Doppio movimento
- Marche funèbre: Lento
- Finale: Presto
Pianist Ryan Soeyadi is first prize winner of the 2018 Kosciuzko Foundation Chopin Competition in Washington D.C. and a sought-after pianist based in New York City. Soeyadi has appeared on stage in Alice Tully Hall, The Arkell Pavilion, Avram Theater, and Steinway Hall, among other prestigious venues. Soeyadi was the grand prize winner of the 2020 and 2018 Music for Humanity Scholarships. Further important awards are from competitions such as the NY Steinway and Sons and the Mieczyslaw Munz at Juilliard.
Mr. Soeyadi received piano fellowships to the Manchester Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. He has played for notable musicians such as Stephen Hough, Emanuel Ax, and Matti Raekallio.
Ryan is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Julian Martin. Ryan’s notable scholarships include the Robert Fabian and Ezio Cingolani scholarships. Prior to his studies at The Juilliard School, Ryan attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division under the tutelage of Dr. Adam Kent for seven years.
Étude-Tableau in C Minor, Op. 33, No. 3
Étude-Tableau in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2
Sonata-Skazka in C Minor, Op. 25 No. 1
Prelude in E Major, Op. 32, No. 3
Skazka in A Major, Op. 51, No. 3
Sonata in A minor, Op. 30
Prelude in D minor, Op. 23, No. 3
Skazka in E minor, Op. 14, No. 2, “March of the Paladin”
Skazka in G Major, Op. 51, No. 6
Zehao Bai began his journey with piano at home when he was three-year-old and made his first public concert at the age of fourteen. During the course of his study, Zehao won prizes from the Thousand Island International Piano Competition, Long Island International Piano Competition. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree under the tutelage of Dr. Marina Lomazov and Dr. Joseph Rackers at the Eastman School of Music.
Ke’er Wang started her musical study at the age of five and continued through the affiliated schools of Sichuan Conservatory in China. She had her public debut at the age of sixteen. Ke’er was the featured soloist for South Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphonic Orchestra and Virtuosi Brunenses Orchestra. She is now working on her doctoral degree at the Eastman School of Music under Dr. Marina Lomazov and Dr. Joseph Rackers. Apart from performing as soloists, Ke’er and Zehao often perform as a pianist-couple and work as a pianist team.
In the summer of 2016, Ke’er and Zehao together created the Miao’miao Piano Festival in Wuhai, China for pre-college pianists and received wide local support and praise.
Sonata in B Minor
Carnaval, Op. 9
- Valse noble
- A.S.C.H. S.C.H.A.
- Pantalon et Colombine
- Valse allemande – Paganini
- Marche des “Davidsbündler” contre les Philistins
Three movements from Petrushka, four hands
- Russian Dance
Zehao Bai and Ke’er Wang
Demystifying Tempo: Beethoven’s Slow Movements
A Discussion on the Commissioned Piano Work:
Prelude to Saturn’s G
Q&A with 12th TSIPF faculty