Monday, July 15, 2019

Jeffrey Zhao | 2nd Prize | Piano | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Jeffrey Zhao is a fifth grader in the gifted program at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue, Washington. He has studied piano with Maria Maltseva for the past five years. At the age of 11, Jeffrey is already a determined musician, with an extensive and difficult repertoire.

Highlights of Jeffrey's recent accomplishments include being the youngest pianist selected to play in the 2019 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival (SYAMFA) concerto playoffs, winning gold medals at the 2018 and 2019 SIPF Virtuoso Festival and the 2019 SIPF Viennese Festival, first place at the 2018 and 2019 Eastside Music Teachers Association (EMTA) Scholarship Competitions, silver medals at 2019 Chopin Northwest and 2018 SIPF Bach Festivals, and first place for concerto performance at the 2017 Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE).

Jeffrey is an avid skier, loves reading, and excels at math.

1. Prelude in G# Minor Op. 32 No.12, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 3:01,

2. Prelude and Fugue in E Minor BWV 855, Johann Sebastian Bach, 3:58,

3. Bagatelle in C Major Op. 33 No. 5, Beethoven, 2:38,

4. Etude in F Major Op. 10 No. 8, Chopin, 2:45,