Tuesday October 1st 2.00 pm
Noah Zhou (piano)
Schubert: 4 Impromptus D899
Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in London, Noah Zhou is an aspiring classical pianist. He began learning the piano at the age of 5 with Tra Nguyen. Currently 18 years of age, he lives in Ealing and holds a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and is also strongly supported by the Eileen Rowe Musical Trust. Currently studying under Professor Christopher Elton, he attained his DipABRSM Piano Diploma in 2013 at the age of 12. He has participated in masterclasses in various locations all over the world, one of the most notable being the Internationale Sommerakademie at Mozarteum University in Salzburg.In 2018 he was awarded the Duet Prize for best young instrumentalist, in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society of Great Britain.
In 2019, he was selected to participate in the prestigious Horowitz International Piano Competition (edition XII) in Kiev, where he won not only the third prize and bronze medal, but also the jury's special prize for the best solo performance of a Ukrainian work. In the final stage, he performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 at Kiev Philharmonia Hall with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine. As a soloist with orchestra, he has previously performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 9, ‘Jeunnehomme', Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Conerto no. 2.He made his public concerto debut in early 2018 with the Woking Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Roy Stratford. He also has performance experience in notable venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall, Steinway Hall London, St. John's Smith Square London, and the Steingraeber Kammermusik-Saal in Bayreuth, Germany.