Andrew Zhou – lunch concert – solo piano
October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Newt Cellars welcomes Andrew Zhou for an informal afternoon of solo piano music and conversation.
Informal performance starts at 3:30
Bistro Lunch is served 11am-3pm, lite bites until 5pm.
American pianist Andrew Zhou has been noted for his “great sensitivity” and luminous technique” (Anaclase), as well as performances of “extraordinary energy” (ResMusica). Finalist and laureate of four prizes at the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans (France), Mr. Zhou has toured throughout France and has appeared in major venues such as the KKL (Lucerne Festival), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Tongyeong Music Hall (South Korea), and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris). He has worked with closely with leading composers of our time, including Unsuk Chin (Austrian premiere of her Double Concerto), Tristan Murail, Matthias Pintscher, Christian Wolff, and Walter Zimmermann, has, in addition, been the dedicatee and first performer of works of countless composers of a younger generation.
Mr. Zhou is the recent recipient of a commissioning grant from the Arts Council of Ireland for a half-concert length work from composer Peter Fahey. As half of HereNowHear, a piano duo with Ryan McCullough focused on new works, he received a grant from the Westfield Foundation, and will receive a work from composer John Liberatore with support from the Fromm Foundation. He is currently the pianist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Mr. Zhou received degrees from Stanford University with distinction, New England Conservatory, where he was awarded a Beneficent Society Scholarship, and Cornell University, where he is currently visiting lecturer in piano. His album, “Vienne et après,” features premiere recordings of works by Pintscher and Olga Neuwirth. He is also a regular crossword contributor for the New York Times.
For more information, visit andrew-zhou.com.