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The Christopher Marshall Concert for Stars of the Future presents “Lixin Zhang” – (piano)
July 22 @ 7:30 pm
Christopher Marshall has supported young musicians for a long time. This concert has been added to our programme to formally recognise Christopher’s support of these musicians.
Each year we will showcase a promising young performer or performers. One of the purposes of this concert is to provide a grant to contribute to their future development.
Our first recipient is Christchurch’s own Lixin Zhang. Anyone who has heard him play will agree that he is an exciting young pianist.
Lixin Zhang (piano) in concert on Thursday 22nd July 2021 at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch
Chopin – Mazurkas, op. 24
Chopin – Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58
Chopin – 24 Preludes, op. 28
Lixin Zhang is 19 and is currently studying with Michael Endres and Neville Baird. Starting this fall, Lixin will be studying at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles in the studio of Fabio Bidini. Lixin was first recognised nationally at the age of eleven for his musical achievements. Since then, he has gone on to win top prizes at each of New Zealand’s major national piano competitions including the National Young Performer Award, Wallace National Piano Competition and the National Concerto Competition. Lixin has also given performances in Asia and Europe. Rattle Records released Lixin’s first CD in 2018, which promptly shot to first place in Radio NZ’s Classical Charts. For this concert, Lixin has selected some of his favourite works written by the romantic composer Frederic Chopin.