Pianist Natalie Zhu is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award, and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award; and a winner of Astral’s National Auditions. Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Ms. Zhu has appeared as a soloist with the Pacific, Haddonfield, and Riverside symphonies; the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra; the Bergen and China philharmonic orchestras; and the National Repertory Orchestra. Solo recital appearances include the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; New York’s Steinway and Merkin halls; the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts; the Portland Piano International Summer Festival; Munich’s Herkulessaal; and Beijing Concert Hall.
Ms. Zhu toured and collaborated with violinist Hilary Hahn for several years, with projects including a Carnegie Hall recital debut and a recording for Deutsche Grammophon. An active chamber musician, she has appeared in the Skaneateles, Marlboro, Tanglewood, Amelia Island, Great Lakes, and Kingston festivals.
Ms. Zhu began her piano studies with Xiao-Cheng Liu at age six. She studied with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute of Music; and holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Claude Frank.