Lixin Zhang is 19 and is currently studying with Michael Endres and Neville Baird. Starting this fall, Lixin will be studying at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles in the studio of Fabio Bidini. Lixin was first recognised nationally at the age of eleven for his musical achievements. Since then, he has gone on to win top prizes at each of New Zealand’s major national piano competitions including the National Young Performer Award, Wallace National Piano Competition and the National Concerto Competition. Lixin has also given performances in Asia and Europe. Rattle Records released Lixin’s first CD in 2018, which promptly shot to first place in Radio NZ’s Classical Charts. For this concert, Lixin has selected some of his favourite works written by the romantic composer Frederic Chopin.