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.
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 :
- 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
- Invited to participate in the performance of Shenyang TV Station – December 2013
- Played a solo of the fourth movement of the Yellow River in the Children’s New Year Concert – 2014
- Personal piano recital was held in Shenzhen – May 2014
- Invited by Shenyang Zhendong Symphony Orchestra to cooperate with the conductor Chenghao Jin: Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto – June 1, 2015
- 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
- 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