Chinese-American pianist with career as soloist, recitalist and chambriste. Winner of numerous awards, a.o. the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Natalie ZhuDec. 3, 2006

Natalie Zhu began her piano studies at the age of 6 in her native China and made her first public appearance at age 9 in Beijing. At 11 she immigrated to Los Angeles with her family, and by 15 was enrolled in the Curtis Institute of Music where she received the Rachmaninoff Award and studied with Gerry Graffman. In 2001 she joined the Curtis faculty as staff pianist. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music where she studied with Claude Frank and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant. She performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed with the Vermeer and Miami quartets a.o. and collaborated with Hilary Hahn in recital and on a CD for the Deutsche Grammophon label in 2005. She also appears at such festivals as Marlboro and Tanglewood.

First LMMC solo recital.


Mozart     Sonate en do majeur, K. 279 (1774)
Debussy     Images, Livre I (1905)
        Reflets dans l'eau: Andantino molto
          Hommage à Rameau: Lent et grave
          Mouvement: Animé
       Images, Livre II (1907)    
          Cloches à travers les feuilles: Lent  
          Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut: Lent  
          Poissons d'or: Animé  
Schumann     Kreisleriana, opus 16 (1838)
           Äußerst bewegt: Agitatissimo   
           Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch: Con molta
       espressione, non troppo presto
           Sehr aufgeregt: Molto agitato  
           Sehr langsam: Lento assai  
           Sehr lebhaft: Vivace assai  
           Sehr langsam: Lento assai   
           Sehr rasch: Molto presto  
           Schnell und spielend: Vivace e scherzando