International Music Enrichment Workshop

Sydney to Shanghai

April 2012

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The International Music Enrichment Workshop programme provides the opportunity to experience the music culture in Shanghai, China. This is intended for all level piano students. This programme runs for 10 days. During the 10 days in China participants will have master classes with world class Chinese piano professors, performance opportunities to the Chinese public, experience the Western Classical Music and Traditional Chinese Music culture in China. The next International Music Enrichment Workshop will take place in April 2012 in Shanghai, China. We will be departing from Sydney.

Eligibility

There is no age limit. Participants can be any level in piano. However participant must:

  • Have completed at least 1 exam with AMEB or ABRSM.
  • Prepare at least 3 pieces for this workshop.
  • Participants under 12 years of age must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.
  • Participants above 12 years of age is welcomed to bring their family members and friends but it is not compulsary to be accompanied.

Please note this workshop has limited places. Application closes on 30 September 2011.

How To Apply

Follow the “Application Form” link on www.musicandculture.com.au

Or email our administration office: [email protected]

Or call our admin mobile: 0404 980 186

Enquiries

For more information please visit: www.musicandculture.com.au

Please email our administration office: [email protected]

Or call our admin mobile: 0404 980 186

Executive Piano Professor: Christopher Ting Zhong

Executive Piano Professor: Christopher Zhong

Steinway Concert Artist, pianist, Christopher Zhong’s blazing artistry and elegant musicianship have earned him international acclaim in major concert halls around  world  such as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City, Grand Hall in Moscow, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Bonkakaikan in Tokyo, Scottish Royal Opera House in Glasgow, Taipei Concert  Hall and many other places through out North America, Europe and the Far East.

Christopher Zhong was born in Shanghai. After receiving professional training from the Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1988, Christopher Zhong had studied and graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School and Manhattan School of music with master’s degree. His teachers include: Mr. Herbert Stessin, piano department chairman.( The Juilliard School) Miss Constance Keene, former piano department Chairman,(Manhattan School of Music) a student of Josef Hofmann and great colleague/friend of  Vladimir Horowitz, Miss Keene  began her performing career by being as the only female pianist ever substituted for Horowitz’s solo recital.

From 1995 till 2000, Christopher Zhong was a recipient of Clarisse B. Kampel Foundation Career Grant Award–an award was design for supporting professional musicians who are ready for a major concert performing career.

In the year of 1995, Mr. Zhong won ‘’Scottish International piano Competition Prize’ from the Scottish international Piano Competition.  In the year of 1992, he also won first prize in American Music Teacher’s Association National Piano Competition.

Since 2004, Mr.Zhong became the artistic director for the ‘Cross-Taiwan Strait China National Piano Competition’. It runs bi-annually.  Mr. Zhong is also the artistic director of ‘Christopher Zhong Center for Piano Education’.  In the year of 2002 Mr. Zhong was invited by Mr. Itzhak Perlman to teach at the Perlman Music Program in Shanghai.

Mr. Christopher Zhong lives with his wife Kuan-wen Wang and daughter Christina Zhong in Shanghai. Both Mr. and Mrs. Zhong are teaching in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from the year of 2001. Since then, their students have won many Chinese national and international piano competitions.  They are Winners and Prize winners from the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, the USASU Shimmel International Piano Competition, the Mozart Concerto Competition organized by the Chinese National Symphony and many other piano competitions, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, San Jose Russian Composer International Piano Competition.

Mr. Christopher Zhong founded the Across-Pacific Piano Competition and summer piano camp for international young pianists since 2007. It runs annually in Los Angeles, United States.  The Festival was sponsored by the Clarisse B. Kampel Foundation and Steinway & sons.