"A powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry"



An imaginative and electrifying performer, Zhang Zuo has been chosen to join BBC's flagship Young Artist programme in the UK for the next two seasons. New Generation Artists perform a series of high–profile concerts in London and around Great Britain, including a prestigious appearance at the BBC Proms. Zhang Zuo will also record with the BBC Orchestras and play for thousands of people on BBC Radio 3.

Possessing dazzling technical prowess and spontaneous flair, she has been described as "full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth" (Chinese Gramophone). Zhang's powerfully individual interpretations and communicative abilities have been praised as "taking us to another reality…bright, expressive and moving to the extreme" (Belgischer Rundfunk) while her creative maturity has been hailed as "a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry" (Los Angeles Times).

Zhang Zuo's unique musical talent was first discovered in Germany, where she began her training at age five. Upon her return to China, she soon became one of the most sought after young artists in the nation, collaborating with virtually all major Chinese orchestras such as Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and Guangzhou Philharmonic. The success of Zhang Zuo's debuts with top international orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and National Orchestra of Belgium, brought invitations to perform in the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory.

Zhang Zuo’s recent highlights included performances with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Ulster Orchestras, as well as appearing with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and a hugely successful appearance with the Cincinatti Symphony and Paavo Jarvi in Mendelssohn’s first concerto. Future projects include a tour of Italy with Julian Rachlin and Lynn Harrell, as well as her Ravinia Festival debut later this summer.

Having completed her piano studies with Dan Zhao Yi at the Shenzhen Arts School , Zhang Zuo was invited to continue her artistic development under the mentorship of Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music and Yoheved Kaplinsky and Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School, where she won the coveted Petschek Piano Award. Among Zhan Zuo's achievements are first prizes at China's 1st International Piano Concerto Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in America, and the Krainev International Piano Competition in Ukraine, as well as most recently being a prizewinner at the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Competition. She currently studies at the Peabody Institute with Leon Fleisher, and is honoured to receive musical guidance from Alfred Brendel.



Zhang Zuo's upcoming appearances

April 25th, 2014

Shenzhen, China
Concert Hall
w/ Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra
Strauss Burleske

May 9th, 2014

Gaungzhou, China
Xinghai Concert hall
w/ Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
Schumann Concerto in A minor, op.54

May 28th, 2014

Valencia, Spain
w/ Orquestra de València
Schumann Concerto in A minor, op.54

June 9th, 2014

Isle of Man
Haydn, Chopin, Kreisler & Gershwin

June 17th, 2014

Cardiff, UK
Hodd Hall
w/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mozart Concerto in C Major, K.467

June 20th, 2014

Aix-en-Provence, France

July 6th, 2014

London, UK
Concert with Elena Urioste

July 8th, 2014

Cheltenham Festival, UK

August 25th, 2014

London, UK
BBC Proms
w/ Ulster Symphony Orchestra
Grieg Concerto in A minor

September 3rd, 2014

Highland Park, IL
Ravinia Festival
Beethoven, Ligeti, Ravel and Schumann

Get in Touch

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Zhang Zuo is represented by

Daniel Evans

5 Columbus Circle - @ 1790 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
phone +44 7515866616
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