Hailed as a “valuable advocate for classical music from her generation” by NY Concert Review, pianist Angie Zhang is currently a graduate student and Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Joseph Kalichstein.
Equally at ease performing solo concerts and chamber music, Angie is passionate about interpolating dynamic collaborative ventures with innovative recital projects, and enjoys performing works by established living and promising young composers. She has commissioned several chamber works over the years, and was chosen to work with choreographers Aszure Barton and Kate Skarpetowska on world premieres for Juilliard’s New Dances. Charming audiences with her sensitive playing and thoughtful programming, she has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestras since her debut at the age of ten in Portland, OR.
Angie has since made debuts and return engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic under José Antonio Molina and Zenaida Romeu, the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra under Huw Edwards, the Juilliard Orchestra under Maestro Fabio Luisi, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Andrews Sill, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under Matthew Kraemer, and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra under Kirk Trevor. She will make her conducting debut with the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in mid-February in Ridgewood, New Jersey’s West Side Presbyterian Church and at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, playing Mozart’s Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271.
Angie continues to expand and deepen her musical offerings through taking on diverse artistic roles, both in and beyond the concert hall. Awarded the Gluck Fellowship at Juilliard, she and other musicians, dancers, and actors performed in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, pediatric centers, and psychiatric wards in NYC. She has also been a return performer at the Weill Cornell Medical School’s Music and Medicine Concert Series, and has appeared at the National Arts Club, the Explorers Club, the Metropolitan Club of NYC and Washington D.C., the Aspen and Milwaukee Art Museums, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Crown Princess Cruise Ship.
While simultaneously maintaining a significant performing career and full-time program of study, Angie has also contributed to the Juilliard community as the chair of student council, student ambassador, writer and photographer for the Juilliard Journal, tour guide, speaker for prospective students, and orientation leader. She recently spearheaded an initiative at the Lila Acheson Wallace Library, prompting a work-study position to be created for her, and is Student Curator of the monthly “Curated Bookshelf” that includes book recommendations from students, staff, faculty, and alumni; staff spotlights; new acquisitions; and more. She was also invited to serve on the Student Advisory Committee to assist with the presidential search process following Joseph Polisi’s departure.
Possessing a fiery passion for teaching, she has been sought out as guest lecturer, clinician, and private teacher for both solo and chamber works. She often integrates ideas and transferable skills from sports psychology and other fields into a holistic and personalized curriculum. Currently teaching Pre-College and College Division students at Juilliard as a recipient of numerous teaching fellowships and assistantships, and maintaining a private studio, she hopes to obtain her doctoral degree and contribute to the field of pedagogy and interdisciplinary research.
Awarded the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music and graduating with academic honors, Angie has taken a variety of classes through the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program, and is currently in the Barnard-Columbia Chorus, which will go on tour to Italy in May 2018 to sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Bolzano University Chorus. She was also chosen by director Gail Archer to play as well as sing in Barnard’s Inauguration of President Beilock at Riverside Church.