Zitong Wang – Saturday, November 4, 2023

An intimate evening of world-class classical piano, drinks, and dessert

We welcome back Zitong Wang. As part of our Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday celebration back in April, Zitong delighted us with a contemplative and soulful performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2. Now, Zitong is back performing a solo recital for us of Chopin, Janáček and Liszt.

Saturday, November 4 — doors open at 7pm — recital starts 7:30pm — optional drinks and dessert reception with the pianist afterwards until about 10:00pm. For photos/videos of previous Lilacs events, see here.

To RSVP, go to the Eventbrite page here. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the pianist.

About Zitong

24-year-old Chinese pianist Zitong Wang made her solo recital debut at age 13 in Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. She has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Yakima Symphony, and Waring Festival Orchestra.

Zitong is a first-prize winner of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition and Virginia Waring International Concerto Competition, second prize in the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition. She most recently won First Prize and “Nelson Freire Prize” for the best performer of a piece by Frederick Chopin in the XXXIII Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2022.

Born in Inner Mongolia, China in 1999, Zitong began piano lessons at age three and previously studied with Hua Chang and Yuan Sheng at the Central Conservatory of Music Affiliated Middle School in Beijing. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 where she studied with Meng-Chieh Liu and Eleanor Sokoloff for her Bachelor’s degree. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Zitong is the Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg Annual Fellow.

She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at New England Conservatory with Dang Thai Son.   

The program

Chopin – Mazurkas, Op. 50

Janáček – In the Mists

Chopin – Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61

Liszt – Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

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