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Nathaniel Zhang, piano

Family Concert :: Forest Adventures: Rachmaninoff: Piano ConcertoNo. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 I. Allegro ma non tanto

Nathaniel Zhang, 15 years old, is a freshman at Folsom High School.  He started learning piano at the age of 5.  He has studied with Dr. Sasha Starcevich since 2017, and previously studied with Tien Hsieh.

Nathaniel had his first piano solo recital at the age of ten.  He made his orchestral debut with the Florence Conservatory Orchestra at Music Fest Perugia, Italy. He will be performing with the Philharmonia Northwest in May of 2022, and will be performing with the Seattle Symphony and Auburn Symphony in the 2022-2023 season.

Nathaniel has won many accolades at piano competitions.  He was the first place winner of the 2018-2019 National MTNA Junior Performance Competition and Chopin Award, 2019 Waring International Junior Solo Competition and Junior Concerto Competition.  In summer of 2021, Nathaniel participated in the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition. He won second place in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, fifth place in the Young Artist category of the International-Piano-E Junior Competition, and second place in the San Jose International Piano Competition.

Nathaniel loves sharing music with all ages and enjoys public performance.  He played piano for first-graders in elementary school, and his story was featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, segment “America Strong”.  Nathaniel also enjoys playing chamber music and regularly performs at the “Rising Stars of Chamber Music” concerts.  His other hobbies include watching sports and playing Rubik’s Cube.