Ziang Xu


September 12, 1992


First Prize: New Orleans International Piano Competition (New Orleans, USA)
Second Prize: International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York, USA)
First Prize: The Steinway Society of Puerto Rico Award (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
First Prize: The Princeton Festival Piano Competition (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
First Prize: East Coast International Music Competition (New Jersey, USA)

Making his solo debut at the age of eleven, Ziang Xu studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Liaoning province, China. He pursued his undergraduate studies in the United States at the Mannes School of Music in New York as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Victor Rosenbaum, with whom he continued to study for his Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Ziang has distinguished himself in several international competitions and has performed widely including at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Ukrainian Institute of America, Hunter College in New York and at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.

Ziang is currently studying with Bruce Brubaker as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

No.1 in C minor

I.   Allemande
II.  Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet I
V.   Menuet II
VI. Gigue

I. Rockhampton Rag

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo. Assai vivace

III. Adagio sostenuto

IV. Introduzione. Largo – Fuga: Allegro risoluto


No.2 in D♭ Major

No.2 in E Major

I. Opening

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionate
IV. Allegro molto

I. Spinning Song

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso

II. Larghetto

III. Allegro vivace


Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante
IV. Allegretto grazioso