Hear one of the most charismatic — and talented — performers in classical music when the Cranbrook Music Guild presents pianist Dizhou Zhao in concert on Sunday at Christ Church Cranbrook. Performing with Mr. Dizhou are musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wind Section. The music begins at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9.
The concert program features works by Edward Elgar, Romance for Bassoon; Francis Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano; and Gioachino Rossini, Bassoon Concerto.
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Dizhou Zhao has been hailed as “a fully fledged artistic force” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Fanfare Magazine says the pianist “offers the blend of passion and intelligence that characterizes the mature artist” and that he “lives fully in the music.” Mr. Zhao was born and raised in China, where he began studying the piano at the age of four in his hometown of Shanghai.
A winner of Astral’s 2012 National Auditions, he is also winner of numerous competition prizes, Mr. Zhao captured the top prize at Australia’s Southern Highlands International Piano Competition, the International Keyboard Institute & Festival’s Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards, and the Louisiana International Piano Competition, which included concert engagements in France, Russia, and Australia as well as a solo performance in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.