Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.5 with pianist Sophia Zhou.
Pablo Casals once said that playing the right notes isn't the most important thing in music - it is the space between the notes that mattered most. For a pianist - loud and soft, quick and slow - are the "light and dark" that give shape to an artist's sketch. Sophia Zhou penetrates and unravels the many subtle shades of sound that create color within music.
Tickets: $15.00 Online / $20.00 At The Door
Duration: 65 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:30 pm.
BACH: Prelude & Fugue
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in D major, Op.10 No.3
Largo e mesto
THOMAS ADES: Darkness Visible
CHOPIN: Twenty-Four Preludes, Op.28
Ms. Sophia (Shuhui) Zhou was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She was offered full scholarship by Oberlin College as the first double-degree bachelor student from mainland, China. Her degrees include Bachelor of Music on piano performance, Bachelor of Arts on German Literature and Master of Music from Mannes College of Music. She spent a year furthering her duo study in Vienna, Austria,during which she was under tutorage of Jan Jiraceck von Arnim, professor of University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna and Morton Solvik, renowned Mahler scholar.
Her concert appearances include Franz Liszt Saal in Vienna, Carnegie Weil Concert Hall, Steinway and Son hall, German Consulate of New York, Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., Shanghai Concert Hall, The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, etc. She has played in masterclasses of Richard Goode, Ruth Slenszynska, Ann Schein, Barry Douglas, Christopher Elton, Leslie Howard, Bernd Goetzke, Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, etc. Her appearances in music festivals such as the Mannes Sound Festival, Piano Texas Festival, Barcelona Piano Academy, Beethoven Institute, Euroarts Festival in Austria, Baroque Performance Institute and Holland Music Sessions have been highly acclaimed. She is also the recipient of the International Award for Barcelona Piano Academy 2016, engaged for 5 solo recitals in Barcelona spring, 2017.
In addition to standard solo piano repertoire, Sophia is an experienced chamber musician in various fields. As the piano soloist in Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, she performed, recorded and premiered contemporary pieces by composers such as Andrew Norman, Benjamin Broening and Thomas Ades. She is also at home with harpsichord and chamber organ continuo playing, frequently performing with Mannes Baroque Ensemble as well as Bach institute in Emmanuel Music, Boston. As the recipient of the Oberlin faculty prize of best collaborative pianist, Ms. Shuhui Zhou is also a highly sought-after collaborative pianist as well as vocal coach, under the tutelage of Cristina Stanescu and Vlad Iftinca, assistant conductor in the Metropolitan Opera House.
She is currently under the tutelage of Thomas Sauer in Mannes College of Music, and is a faculty member in Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY.