A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means ‘pure melody’, won the Vancouver Recital Society Prize and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2013. His 2014-2015 season includes recital appearances and educational outreach at Saint Vincent College, the Center for Arts in Natick, the Lied Center of Kansas, the Port Washington Library, the Jewish Community Alliance, the Evergreen Museum and Library, the Bedford Chamber Concert Series, and the Harriman-Jewell Series. Mr. Zhou will also give debut recitals in New York and Washington, D.C. on the Young Concert Artists Series.
Last season, Mr. Zhou joined YCA clarinetist Narek Arutyunian in an evening of Armenian chamber music at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Zhou won First Prize in the 2013 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at Juilliard, which brought him a full scholarship and an appearance on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase with Robert Sherman. He won top prizes in the 2007 China International Piano Competition, the 2006 Gulangyu Piano Competition in Xiamen, the Busoni Piano Competition in Italy, and the Cleveland Piano Competition. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout China, including the China National Symphony Orchestra in Beijing.
Mr. Zhou began his piano studies at the age of seven. From the age of 19, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald, with whom he continues his studies at the Juilliard School.
DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Three Sonatas
K. 9 in D Minor
K. 380 in E major
K. 455 in G major
FRANZ LISZT: From Années de Pélerinage II (Italia)
Valse in A flat Major, Op.38
Vers la Flamme, Op. 72
Prelude in B major, Op, 11. No.11
Fantasy in B minor, Op.28
CHARLES TRENET: 6 Songs (Transcribed by Alexis Weissenberg)
Coin de rue
Vous qui passez sans me voir
En avril, à Paris
Vous oubliez votre cheval
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36
Series sponsor: The Late Edwina & Paul Heller
Concert sponsor: The Board of Directors of the Vancouver Recital Society