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Jessica Zhu | Artist
The 'outstanding young Chinese-American pianist' Jessica Zhu (The Independent) received warm praise for her Wigmore Hall debut, given as part of the Park Lane Group's Young Artists Series in December 2011. Jessica has also appeared, among others in Europe and UK, at the Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre, St James's Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Manchester Bridgewater Hall, and most recently at LSO St. Luke’s with Tangram.
Jessica made her orchestral debut at age 18 playing Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She has since performed with many orchestras in America. Winning the First Prize at the 2011 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, and the Audience Prize at the Sussex International Piano Competition, Jessica Zhu has received numerous invitations for concerto performances in the UK, playing with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra, the Croydon Symphony Orchestra at the Fairfield Hall, and the Finchley Chamber Orchestra.
In 2009, Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas, studying with Joan Havill. Jessica has since been awarded a Fellowship at the GSMD studying with Paul Roberts and Ronan O'Hora and is currently a doctoral candidate at the GSMD, conducting artistic research of Maurice Ohana's piano music.