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2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI

Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal for piano and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States.

A passionate chamber musician, FEJÉRVÁRI participated in the Marlboro Music Festival from 2014-2016 at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida. He was also chosen by András Schiff for his “Building Bridges” series created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise.

Wellspring Theater ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI
11/4/18 4PM


2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | NIKITA MNDOYANTS
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | NIKITA MNDOYANTS

Coming from a family of professional musicians, NIKITA MNDOYANTS began to play piano and compose music at a very young age. He entered the Central Music School in Moscow, where he studied piano with Tamara Koloss. He gave his first public recital at age eight, and recorded his first CD (of a live performance in Helsinki) at age ten.

Mr. MNDOYANTS won first prize at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, first prize at the 2007 Paderewsky International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As a composer, Mr. MNDOYANTS received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers (Moscow, Russia) and 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers (Sochi, Russia).

Wellspring Theater NIKITA MNDOYANTS
1/13/19 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
2/10/19 4PM


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 | 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