37 ZANG Xiaolu * cancellation *

ZANG Xiaolu * has withdrawn from the competition *
age 17

Central Conservatory of Music, Middle School, Beijing 2013–2017
Central Conservatory of Music, Primary School, Beijing 2010–2013

Xiaolu Zang (born 5 November 1999) held his first recital at the age of 10, and in the meantime was admitted to the Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music. He studied there under Ye Lin and Xiaohan Wang. He has won prizes in competitions, including a semi-finalist’s prize at the 1st Arthur Rubinstein Youth Piano Competition, first prize at the 1st Sailor-Samick National Competition Seiler Samick, and second prize at the 10th Beijing International Music Festival (BIMFA) Concerto Competition. He has also performed at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, the Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theater and elsewhere.


First round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B major (WTK I)
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 28 in A major op. 101
CHOPIN Etude in D-flat major op. 25/8
LISZT Paganini Etude no. 3 ”La campanella”
LIGETI Etude no. 4 ”Fanfares” (1985)
QIN WENCHEN Fantastic Dance for solo piano (2016)

Second round

DEBUSSY Suite bergamasque: Prélude, Menuet, Clair de Lune, Passepied
SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
SIBELIUS Romance in A major op. 24/2
SCRIABIN Sonata no. 4 in F-sharp major op. 30
PROKOFIEV Sonata no. 7 in B-flat major op. 83


BRAHMS Piano Quintet op. 34
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto no. 1 op. 23