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~Young Pianist Committed to Music~

 
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Angela Zhao, 14 years old, is a student of Ms. Chiu-Tze Lin.  She began 

studying piano at the age of 5 with Ms. Irene Lu. Angela made her orchestral solo 

piano debut with the Ambler Symphony after winning the Elmer and Louis Menges 
Scholarship Competition. Angela has won first prize in the New Jersey Music Teachers 
Association Young Musicians Competition four times. She was also the NJ Junior 
Piano Division winner of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Performance 
Competition, which enabled her to be the NJ representative to compete in the MTNA 
Eastern Conference Competition. As a result of winning the Crescendo International 
Competition, Cecilian Music Club, and National League of Performing Arts Showcase 
Competition, Angela performed as a soloist in Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie 
Weill Recital and Zankel Hall, and Steinway Hall. She has also performed in the Crescent 
Concert Series Showcase, and was a winner of the Young Pianist Competition of New 
Jersey and Steinway Society Scholarship Competition. Angela received distinction in the 
Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Examinations; her marks were the highest 
in the tri-state area.
 Angela is an 8th grader at Marlboro Memorial Middle School. She has shown a 
variety of interests including starring as a pianist on the television series “Law and Order: 
Special Victims Unit” which was broadcasted across the US to millions of viewers. She 
was invited to attend an Easter Seals fundraising event where she performed for Senator 
Richard Codey. Besides piano, Angela is an avid dancer. She is currently on the Dance 
Attitudes competition team.

 

Angela Zhao, 14 years old, is a student of Ms. Chiu-Tze Lin; she began studying piano at the age of 5 with Ms. Irene Lu. Angela made her orchestral solo debut with the Ambler Symphony after winning the 2012 Elmer and Louis Menges Scholarship Competition. She also appeared as a piano soloist with the award-winning Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. Angela has performed in masterclasses with Seymour Lipkin, Amy Young, Joseph Kalichstein, and Eduardus Halim. Her playing has been described as "so musical and heartwarming", "taking real ownership of the music and [her] interpretation of it", and having "great stage presence and command of the instrument."

A five-time first prize winner of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Musicians Competition, Angela was also the NJ Junior Piano Division winner of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Performance Competition. This enabled her to be the NJ representitive to compete in the MTNA Eastern Conference Competition. As a result of winning Crescendo International Competition, the 2013 National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, and Cecilian Music Club, she has performed as a soloist in Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Weill Recital and Zankel Hall. Angela has also performed in the Crescent Concert Series Showcase and was a winner of the 2013 Steinway Society Scholarship Competition. She received distinction in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music; her marks were the highest in the tri-state area. In addition, she has earned the Diploma of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM).

Angela is a 9th grader at Biotechnology High School. She has shown a variety of interests including starring as a pianist on the television series "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" which was broadcasted across the U.S. to millions of viewers. She was also invited to attent a fundrasing event where she performed for Senator Richard Codey. Besides piano, Angela is an avid dancer. She is currently on the Dance Attitudes competition team in Marlboro, NJ.