On Saturday April 16 at 7 PM two outstanding young artists will perform in a violin and piano recital, the next concert in Music at Oakmont’s 2021-22 season. If you work or have other commitments during Music at Oakmont’s usual afternoon time frame, you may find the evening start an excellent opportunity to experience this unique world-class chamber music series right here in Oakmont.
Texas-born violinist Nancy Zhou began her studies at age four under the guidance of her father, and made her orchestral debut at age 13 with the San Antonio Symphony. Since winning the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition, she is rapidly building an international profile. She has performed with ensembles such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Padua Chamber Orchestra, and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
A chamber music enthusiast, Ms. Zhou has been featured at the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Tongyeong Music Festival, among others. She plays on a Joseph Guarneri instrument from 1730 – 33 known as “Le Sphynx,” on generous loan from a private sponsor.
Collaborative pianist Weicong Zhang received her bachelor’s degree at University of Texas Austin and doctoral degree in collaborative piano from the Manhattan School of Music. Shehas shared the stage with many distinguished artists, including violinists Pierre Amoyal, Ian Swensen, Albert Markov, and Kathleen Winkler; violists Nobuko Imai and Lars Anders Tomter; cellists Wen-Sinn Yang and Hai-Ye Ni; flutist Emmanuel Pahud; clarinetist Thorsten Johanns; and trumpeter Matthias Höfs.
Ms. Zhang has toured the US and Canada, performing at such major venues as the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Vancouver Playhouse, as well as the China National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. In 2008 she joined the faculty at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, teaching piano solo and chamber music. Her recording with violinist Feng Ning French Violin Sonatas and Miniatures was released in 2020.
The April 16 program will include works by Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Fauré, and Gershwin. For further details please visit our website www.musicatoakmont.org.
For the comfort and safety of all, please bring your proof of vaccination, which will be checked at the door. Wearing of masks is strongly encouraged.
WHAT: Music at Oakmont
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, at 7 PM
WHERE: Berger Center
ADMISSION: $25 at the door, cash or check made out to Music at Oakmont, or your 2020-21 or
2021-22 season pass