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Yun-Chin Zhou


Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 | 3:00 pm
Vancouver Playhouse
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Yun-Chin Zhou replaces pianist, Francesco Piemontesi, who was originally scheduled to perform on this date.

“Manifestly talented and poised, this young artist has laid down a most impressive first marker. He has conquered the instrument…This was highly professional artistry.” 

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.


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
Allegro agitato
Non allegro
Allegro molto



Series sponsor: The Late Edwina & Paul Heller

Concert sponsor: The Board of Directors of the Vancouver Recital Society

Supported by:

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