Zihang “Adam” Xu

In early 2008, I began to play the piano under the supervision of Associate Prof.  Xiaojun  Li, the Director of the Piano Department of the Affiliated Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In the meantime, I  also received professional guidance from Prof. Danwen  Wei, the Director of the Piano Department of the Central Conservatory of Music.

During my stay at Hunnan  No. 1 Primary School, I was recommended by the school headmaster Ning Feng to one of his students, the Piano Master Lang Lang, an international piano superstar.  Supported by the school headmaster Ning Feng, I made up my mind to pursue professional study.  In Lang Lang’s Music  World,  Lang Lang’s father-  a  piano educator,  personally directed  my piano training.  The  Master Lang  Lang  commented on  my piano performance,  “This child  has genius!  If he develops well, he will become a world-class pianist”.  At the same time, the  conductor and composer  Prof.  Shu  Lin  taught me solfeggio and  composition.

Education Background

The Juilliard School   – September 2018 till Present

Supervised by Dr.  Yoheved  Kaplinsky, the Director of the Department of the Piano.

 Honors and Awards
  • First Place in the Liaoning Division of the National Golden Bell – September 2014
  • Star of Tomorrow in the Italian Perugia Music Festival – 2016-2017
  • Best Popularity Award of the Piano in the Lang Lang Shenzhen Futian International Piano Competition- May 2017
  • First Place in the Amateur Group of the 2017 Shenzhen Piano Open Concerto – 2017
Extra curricular Activities :
  1. Invited by the University of Oxford to go to the UK to successfully hold a solo recital, which was highly praised by music masters – 2013
  2. Invited to participate in the performance of Shenyang TV Station – December 2013
  3. Played a solo of the fourth movement of the Yellow River in the Children’s New Year Concert – 2014
  4. Personal piano recital was held in Shenzhen – May 2014
  5. Invited by Shenyang Zhendong Symphony Orchestra to cooperate with the conductor Chenghao Jin: Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto – June 1, 2015
  6. Invited by Lang Lang to participate in the recording of CCTV  First Lesson of New Semester, played with Lang Lang  using four hands – August 18th, 2017
  7. Personal Thanksgiving piano concert was successfully held at the Shengjing Grand Theatre in Shenyang. Cooperated with the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra and was directed by Prof. Danwen Wei – December 2, 2018
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