Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

About Tengyue Zhang

Tengyue Zhang, 25, was born in China and began to study classical guitar at the age of 5. In 2005 Zhang was enrolled in the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, where he studied under professor Chen Zhi and received the Professional Excellence Award for two consecutive years. He has attended master classes run by Roland Dyens, Alvaro Pierri, Michael Lewin, Shin-ichi Fukda, and Sharon Isbin. In the fall of 2012 Zhang began his bachelor of music at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Isbin.

Zhang won 1st prize at the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Guitar Competition Senior. The GFA prize led Zhang on a concert tour starting in 2018 of more than 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Weill Hall. He has also won 1st prize at the Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition of Russia, the Schadt String Competition in the United States, the Changsha International Guitar Competition of China, Austria's Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, and the International Guitar Youth Competition in Vienna. Zhang has held concerts as well as master classes in Austria, Serbia, China, Japan, Australia, Russia, and the United States, as well as at the opening ceremony of the Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. Zhang also won the Bronze Medal in the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition.

 

Marko Topchii  

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Parkening International Guitar Competition
Pepperdine University
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
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