Seventeen-year-old Shuheng Zhang, a junior at Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti, studies piano With Dr. Logan Skelton of University of Michigan. He is proud to be a Young Scholar of the prestigious Lang Lang International Foundation.
Chicago Music Report lauded Shuheng’s performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra as an “invigorating, incisive, and note-perfect account…, establishing an agreeable rapport with the conductor as they exchanged pleasantries in the composer’s conversational rondo.”
Shuheng has won top prizes in many competitions, such as Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, David Dubois Piano Competition, Lee University International Piano Competition, and MTNA. He has been featured soloist and performed concerti with orchestras from Chicago to Saarlouis, Germany. His stage appearances include recitals at National Theater in Warsaw (Poland, Lang Lang Allianz Junior Music Camp, 2016), Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Salt Lake City, Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, 2017), Penderecki European Centre for Music (Zakliczyn, Poland, Sixth Emanacja International Music Festival, 2018), and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany, International Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels, 2018). In March, Shuheng was invited by Leeds International Piano Competition to give series concerts at venues including Leeds Town Hall and London Symphony Orchestra St. Luke’s (UK), where he was praised by the enthusiastic audiences for his sensitivity, interpretation and musicianship.