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The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | DANIEL HSU
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | DANIEL HSU

“A poet...[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

The 2016 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST, 20-year-old American pianist DANIEL HSU is increasingly recognized for his easy virtuosity and bold musicianship.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Hsu began his studies at age 6 with Larisa Kagan. He made his concerto debut with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra at age 8, and his recital debut at the Steinway Society of the Bay Area at age 9, before being accepted into Curtis at the age of 10, along with his two older siblings.

Wellspring Theater DANIEL HSU
3/17/19 4PM

2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | ZHANG ZUO
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | ZHANG ZUO

“ZHANG ZUO is one of the most outstanding and passionate pianistic talents I have come across.”
— Maestro Paavo Järvi

ZHANG ZUO ("Zee Zee") began her musical training in Germany at the age of five. Upon returning to her native China, she became one of the most sought after young artists in the nation, collaborating with the leading Chinese orchestras, with whom she retains a close link.

Having completed her piano studies with Dan Zhao Yi at the Shenzhen Arts School, "ZEE ZEE" 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.

Wellspring Theater ZHANG ZUO
04/14/19 4PM

2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | KATE LIU
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | KATE LIU

KATE LIU began playing piano at the age of four. At six she was admitted to the gifted music program of the Yamaha Music School in Singapore.

When she was eight, she moved with her family to the Chicago area, where she studied piano with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del Rosario in the Academy program for talented young pianists and string players at the Music Institute of Chicago.

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert McDonald.

Wellspring Theater KATE LIU
4/28/19 4PM