Dana School of Music presents guest pianist Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University presents a performance by guest pianist Fan Zhang, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 8 in Bliss Recital Hall.

The recital is free and open to the public.

An instructor at Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio, Zhang is praised by world-renowned pianists and pedagogues as an illustriously insightful pianist who plays vividly with great spirit and brilliant touch. Chinese-born, Zhang is an active performer of solo and collaborative piano works, and embraces a wide range of repertoire and styles from Bach and Haydn to Albeniz, and Scriabin.

As the first recipient of the Global Ambassador Award with a full scholarship, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University. She subsequently earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in May 2016.

Zhang is a winner of many competitions, including OMTA/Graves Young Artist, Ohio MTNA Collegiate Young Artist Competition, Akron Tuesday Musical Association Piano Competition, and the Capital University Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. Additionally, she has been the recipient of The Presser Foundation Award, Nancy B. and Nicholas J. Perrini Award, Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award and the Women in Music Columbus Award, among other distinctions.

Zhang joined the piano faculty at Capital University in the fall of 2016 where she teaches Keyboard Pedagogy, Keyboard Ensemble and Applied Piano, and is the supervisor of the Keyboard Pedagogy Internship Program.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck via Walnut Street (GPS address is 100 Wade Street, Youngstown OH 44502) for a nominal fee. Patrons are advised to watch for posted detours as construction progresses on Wick Avenue. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.