Ziang Xu
Supported by Club 32 donors Tom Breen and Rachael Kohn


12 September 1992


First Prize: New Orleans International Piano Competition (New Orleans, USA)
First Prize: The Steinway Society of Puerto Rico Award (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
First Prize: The Princeton Festival Piano Competition (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
First Prize: East Coast International Music Competition (New Jersey, USA)
Second Prize: International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York, USA)

Making his solo debut at the age of 11, Ziang Xu studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Liaoning province, China. He pursued his undergraduate studies in the United States at the Mannes School of Music in New York as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Victor Rosenbaum, with whom he continued to study for his Master of Music Degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Ziang has distinguished himself in several international competitions and has performed widely, including at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Ukrainian Institute of America, Hunter College in New York and in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.

Ziang is currently studying with Bruce Brubaker as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA.


2021 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round
Webcast: Online Concert
Monday 5 July 2021, 7.30pm

2021 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178

I.   Allemande
II.  Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet I
V.   Menuet II
VI. Gigue

Peter Sculthorpe: Djilile

Semi Final Round

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo. Assai vivace

III. Adagio sostenuto

IV. Introduzione. Largo – Fuga: Allegro risoluto


Final Round

Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 3. Canone all’Unisono. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga
Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 12. a 1 ClavCanone alla Quarta in moto contrario
Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.: Andante
Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima
Variatio 22. a 1 Clavalla breve
Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 24. Canone all’Ottava. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
Aria da Capo

Franz Liszt: Nuages gris S.199

I. Opening