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TY Zhang: Poetry in Motion
Audience favorite and second prize winner of the 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concert Competition TY Zhang returns to Buffalo in Kleinhans Centerstage. Sit on the main stage of Kleinhans surrounding TY as he performs his “Poetry in Motion” program. TY was the 2017 winner of the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, which granted him the opportunity to give a 50-city tour.
|Rito de los Orishas
II. Danza de las diosas negras
|Leo Brouwer b.1939|
|Junto al Generalife from Tres piezas españolas
|Joaquín Rodrigo 1901-1999|
|Schindler’s List (Arranged by T. Zhang)||John Williams B.1932|
Sonata K. 239 (Arr. S. Isbin & T. Zhang)
Sonata K. 53 (Arr. T. Zhang)
|Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757|
|From 24 Capriccios de Goya:
No. 18, “El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos”
No. 12, “No Hubo Remedio”
|Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1895-1968|
|Primavera Porteña (Spring)||Astor Piazzolla 1921-1992|
|Variations on a Theme by Scriabin||Alexandre Tansman, 1897-1986|
Commissioned by The Augustine Foundation
|Jeffrey Holmes, b. 1971|
III. Preludio e Toccatina
|Sergio Assad b. 1952|
|Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Chaconne (Arr. S. Isbin & T. Zhang)
|Roland Dyens, 1955-2016|
He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow.
TY has given recitals in Vienna, Serbia, China and the United States. His performance for the 2017 New York Guitar Festival was broadcast on WQXR radio. The GFA prize leads him on a concert tour starting in 2018 of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and his native China. With the goal of sharing the love of music through guitar in every piece he plays, TY’s concert repertoire is filled with diverse cross-genre music he loves. His debut CD was released on Naxos in June of 2018, and includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, Assad, Tansman and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
TY was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. At seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi with whom he studied at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012, he was accepted into The Juilliard School undergraduate program, and during his six years of study there with Sharon Isbin, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2016, and his Master of Music in 2018. TY enjoys road cycling, surfing, and traveling.