Melbourne

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Friday 18 June 2021
3:30 pm (30’) AEST
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Michelle Zhou

Recital Repertoire

Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851


Mozart

Sonata in B flat major, K. 333


Chopin

Etude No. 5, Op. 10


Mendelssohn

Fantasie in F sharp minor, Op. 28

Biography

Born in 2007, Michelle Zhou began playing the piano at age of five and a half.

She has been a student of Rita Reichman for the past 5 years.

Michelle  has won numerous prizes in piano competitions and Music Eisteddfods in  Melbourne, both in her own age bracket and against pianists up to twice  her age. At the age of 8, she won 2nd prize in the Australian Junior  National Piano Competition in the under 12 division. She was the  youngest finalist in the Norma Wilson Diploma Final in the South Eastern  Arts Festival (SEAF). In 2016, she won 2nd prize in the  15-years-and-under Piano Concerto section of SEAF. In 2018, Michelle was  awarded the first prize of the Music Society Victoria 15-years-and  under, The Eda Schurmann Memorial Award. That same year she was the  second-place winner of the American Protégé International Piano &  Strings Competition in 2018, and performed at Carnegie Hall, in New  York.

In 2019, Michelle won 1st prize in 15-and-under Eda  Schurmann Memorial Award for Piano of the Musical Society of Victoria.  In 2019, she successfully auditioned for the the Little Lev Piano  Festival, a national professional development program for piano students  aged 10 -15 years through the prestigious Lev Vlassenko Piano  Competition & Festival in Brisbane and was chosen by the jury to  perform on the final concert.