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The Oberlin Orchestra performs with Raphael Jiménez, conductor, featuring Zhi Qiao ’13
performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 (2013 Senior Concerto Competition Winner).
Admission is free.
Piano Concerto, No. 3, Op. 30, in D Minor
Pini di Roma, P. 141
Zhi Qiao ’13 was born in Anyang, Henan Province, China and showed exceptional musical talent since childhood. He began formal piano studies with his father at age seven. From 2000 to 2003, Zhi studied at the Primary Music School of Wuhan Conservatory of Music with Lianping Zhu and Liping Jiang. He was then accepted in to the prestigious Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2003 to 2009, where he was an avid chamber musician and a student of Xinning Zhang.
In 2002 Zhi won the third class award of his junior group in the Tchaikovsky Piano Contest in Hong Kong, China, as well as the Excellence Award in the Ninth China New Talent Competition. Zhi’s summer and festival participation includes the 2006 Beijing International Music Ambassador Summer Camp and the 2007 Manners International Keyboard Festival.
Since enrolling at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2009, Zhi has been selected to represent the school at the Kennedy Center as a winner of the Danenberg Honors Recital Competition, and was chosen as one of the winners of the Serkin Award given annually to an outstanding sophomore. He has also been selected to perform as a guest pianist at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Currently, Zhi is a piano performance major at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Peter Takács.
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