I aspire to perform for audiences around the world as well as help promote musical education for youth.
Lixin Zhang started learning the piano at the age of four and soon attained both the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction and the Fellow of Trinity College London certificate. In addition to playing the piano, Lixin plays the violin and has attained the Licentiate of Trinity College London certificate.
He has performed in the USA, Asia, Europe and New Zealand and has participated in numerous international music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and PianoTexas. Lixin has recently founded the ToneAce Academy in Christchurch with the aim of promoting musical excellence to aspiring music students in New Zealand. Alongside his professional music-related activities, Lixin frequently performs in fundraising concerts for charities and other organisations.
Lixin is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studies with Fabio Bidini. Rattle Records released Lixin’s first album PLAY in 2018 which promptly reached first place on RNZ’s Classical Charts.
2023 Competition Performances
2023 Competition Repertoire
Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
No.4 in D minor ‘Mazeppa’
Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Semi Final Round
Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital
I. Doppio Movimento Grave
III. Funeral March Lento
IV. Finale Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro – Lento
III. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto
Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music
II. Blues. Moderato
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro
II. Allegro scherzando
IV. Allegro mosso
Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier
I. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto
Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto
III. Allegro vivace