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Bard College Conservatory of Music presents
Degree Recital: Zongheng Zhang '21, violin
Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST/GMT-5 | Online Event
"From Plato to Kreutzer"
with collaborative piano fellows Ryan McCullough and Elias DagherProgram:
Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata No.9 Kreutzer
Bernstein Serenade After Plato's "Symposium"
Zongheng Zhang is completing his fifth and final year in the Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying violin and viola performance with Todd Phillips and Melissa Reardon, and orchestra conducting with James Bagwell. As the winner of the 2020 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, he will perform as soloist with The Orchestra Now under the baton of maestro Leon Botstein on April 10, 2021 at the Fisher Center. He also won the 2019 Bard Community Orchestra Concerto Competition. At the Bard Conservatory, he holds the Y.S Liu Scholarship.
After giving his first solo recital when he was 15 years old in Wuhan, China, he was invited to join several international summer music festivals, such as Napa Valley Music Festival, The Great Wall Music Summer Academic, and the Summer Violin Institute at Northwestern University, among others. He has often served as the concertmaster and principal violin in the Bard Conservatory Orchestra and the Bard Community Orchestra.
Highlights of his chamber music performances at Bard include the retirement concert of Robert Martin, director of the Bard Conservatory, with the Beethoven and Mozart string quartets; and Stravinsky’s L' Histoire du Soldat with Leon Botstein, Erica Kiesewetter, and Edward Carroll.
For his second major in psychology, he completed a senior project: "Does the Direction of Current Flow Using Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (TDCS) Affect One’s Ability to Perform Motor Tasks?" last year. He won the Andrew Jay Bernstein Prize in 2019. This spring, he will present the results of his experimental “Sleeping and Memory” studies at the Eastern Psychology Association Conference. He is the lab manager of the Memory Dynamics Lab at Bard College.
Contact: Ann Gabler