The Piano Studio of

Wenqing Bouche-Pillon

Assistant Professor, Performance Studies
Faculty, School of Music

Office: James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Zhang made her debut with Tianjin Symphony Orchestra of China at the age of 15, followed it she performed with Tqingdao Symphony Orchestra of China. In 1995, she collaborated with three other performers in the making of the recording of Czeny’s etude Op.740. The following year, she was invited to make a recording for the International Channel of Central Broadcast of China in Beijing. She has performed in many cities in China.

Dr. Zhang continued her study at Eastman School of Music after immigrated to United States with her family in 1998. She received the acclaimed Performance Certificate in 2002. In June, she won the first prize at the Annual 17th International Young Artist Piano Competition and the Best Performance of the commissioned music in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, she went to the Music Academy of Moulin D’Andé in France, where she performed in several recitals. And in October, she gave a recital in The Department of State in Washington, D.C. Also, she was the winner of The 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition in March 2004.

In year 2006, Dr. Zhang was accepted by Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and studied with concert pianist Alain Planés. During her time in Europe, she also studied in Wiener Musikseminar, Vienna with Krassimira Jordan. She performed many recitals and concerts in Paris and Vienna, including U.S. Embassy. Dr. Zhang has attended numerous master classes with prominent world class pianists, Wolfgang Walzinger, Jean-Philippe Collard, Tatiana Shevchenko, Vladimir Tropp, Jacques Rouvier, Hiroko Nakamura, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Oxana Yablonskaya, Alicia de Larrocha, Pascal Rogé, Yevgeni Mogilevsky, and Sergio Perticaroli.

In March, 2007, she gave a lecture recital of Rebecca Clarke’s the Theme and Variations for Piano as the American Premiere. In June, she finished a concert tour of Rachmaninoff No.3 concerto with the prominent orchestras in China. She has given a recital in Paris and a lecture recital at the conference of New York State Music Teachers Association in October, 2007. In order to enrich the cultural activities of the elder, lately, she created the “dazzling fingers” concert series for the senior living community in Great Rochester area.

After finishing her Doctoral degree in Piano performance and literature at Eastman School of Music, Dr. Zhang recently joined the Ithaca College School of Music as a piano faculty member. She has adjudicated in numerous competitions in the states. Also, she is the Chair of Competition Committee of New York State at Music Teachers National Association.

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