Zu-An Shen

Category
Conc ITA 2021
About This Project

Zu-An Shen

Taiwan

27 y.o.

 

Zu-An Shen Born on September 19, 1994 in Taipei, Taiwan. Zu-An began playing the piano at the age of 6. In 2011, he came to Paris and studied at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, where he studied with Erik Berchot. After graduation, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance de Paris. During the time, he studied with Roger Muraro, Frank Braley, Michel Dalberto, and got a bachelor’s degree in 2018 and a master’s degree in 2020. Currently, he is an Artist Diploma student in the École Normale de Musique de Paris, and studying with Philippe Bianconi. In 2017, he won the first prize of the Cognac International Piano Competition, winner of the most promising pianist prize in the 10th Mayenne International Piano Competition and the 2nd prize winner of the 15th Giuliano Pecar International Piano Competition. He has performed with Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto in Italy during the year 2017. And during 2017-2021, he also performed in France, Spain, Italy, including with recitals, Chamber Music concerts.

 

Envisaged programme

 

First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Opus 31 no. 3

F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude, S. 139 No. 10 in F minor

 

Second round

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-flat minor, BWV 853

F. Chopin: Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49

S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 Edition)

 

Semifinal

F. Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958

M. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

E. Granados: Los Requiebros

 

Final

S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto N.2 in C minor, Op.18