Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo) - piano

Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo) - pianoAn imaginative and electrifying performer, Zee Zee, is unique among the young generation of pianists. Described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” (Chinese Gramophone), her interpretations and communicative abilities have been praised as “taking us to another reality... bright, expressive and moving to the extreme” (Belgischer Rundfunk), while her creative maturity has been hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” (Los Angeles Times).

In the 23-24 season, Zee Zee returns to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Wigmore Hall, Pärnu Music Festival, and Macao International Music Festival, among others. She will play with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic, and at Concertgebouw, Prague Spring Festival, Minnesota Beethoven Festival, InClassica Dubai International Music Festival among others. She will also play the season-opening concerts of both China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights in the recent seasons include the season-opening concert with the Estonian National Symphony under Neeme Järvi, with the Philharmonia orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and a tour in the UK under Paavo Järvi, Three times with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Christoph Koncz, Paavo Järvi, and Yu Long respectively, as well as the complete piano concertos of Beethoven and of Saint-Saëns with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She gave recitals at the Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Summer Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Casa da Musica in Porto, Esplanade in Singapore, and Premiere Performance Hong Kong, among others.

In the past seasons, Zee Zee performed with leading orchestras worldwide including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Macedonian Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic, Slovakia Philharmonic, Kristiansand Symphony, Turku Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Royal Bangkok Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, among others. Zee Zee was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013-2015 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall as a part of the BBC Proms.

Zee Zee has given a number of notable recitals, including at the Wigmore Hall in London, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York, Vancouver Recital Society, and Hong Kong’s Premiere Performances, and has appeared at festivals such as MiTo Festival, the Gilmore Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Brevard Music Center Summer Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Lucerne Festival, Biarritz Piano Festival and the SJE Arts Series in Oxford.

She regularly works with some of today’s leading conductors, including Marin Alsop, Jonathan Bloxham, Lionel Bringuier, Charles Dutoit, Alondra de la Parra, Domingo Hindoyan, Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Christoph Koncz, Michał Nesterowicz, Jun Märkl, Julian Rachlin, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Roberto Trevino and Xian Zhang.

A passionate chamber musician, Zee Zee is a founding member of the Z.E.N. Trio, alongside violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. The trio released their first album featuring works from Brahms and Dvorak in 2017, and the second album featuring Shostakovich, Babadjanian, and Rachmaninov in 2019, both under Deutsche Gramophone. They tour regularly throughout the world, including the first highly acclaimed tour in North America in October 2019 with presenters such as San Francisco Performances, The Phillips Collection, Vancouver Recital Society, a 10-concert-tour in Australia with Musica Viva in August 2022, and Europe tours in May & November 2024.

Zee Zee is the founder and the artistic director of the Z+ international music festival, which takes place annually in Spring in Shanghai. As one of the biggest and most acclaimed chamber music festivals in Asia, she is in charge of its strategy, vision, and programming, cooperating with the best musicians around the world while contributing to the local community. The Artists performing at the festival in April 2024 include Narek Hakhnazaryan, Clara-Jumi Kang, Sunwook Kim, Yura Lee, Ning Feng, Louis Schwizgebel, Julian Steckel, Esther Yoo, Haochen Zhang, and Diotima Quartet.

In October 2019, Universal released her first album under Deutsche Gramophone, featuring Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia Orchestra, the second one, a solo album under Decca Classics featuring works from Wagner, Schönberg, and Liszt is released in May 2022.

Zee Zee began her musical training in Berlin, Germany at the age of five and soon became one of the most sought-after young artists of her generation. Having completed her piano studies with Dan Zhaoyi at the Shenzhen Arts School, Zee Zee continued her artistic development under the mentorship of Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music and Yoheved Kaplinsky and Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School, where she won the coveted Petschek Piano Award. Zee Zee was awarded first prize at China's 1st International Piano Concerto Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, and the Krainev International Piano Competition. She was also a prizewinner at the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Competition. She has studied at the Peabody Institute with Leon Fleisher and continues to receive guidance from Alfred Brendel. She is currently based in Berlin and New York.


In the photo, Zee Zee, photo: the artist's promotional materials
May 2024
03 MAY, fr, 19:00 - METAMORFOZY/ FESTIWAL SZCZECIN CLASSIC 2024koncert zewnętrzny
04MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
04 MAY, sa, 19:00 - GREGORIAN GRACEkoncert zewnętrzny
05MAY '24sn, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
05MAY '24sn, 19:00
FILM-HARMONY 2023/2024In the old cinema | Czerwie Band Concert
05MAY '24sn, 20:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzVernissage
06 MAY, mn, 19:30 - BAJKOWA sanah: Poezyje i nie tylkokoncert zewnętrzny
09MAY '24th, 19:00
KONCERT SPECJALNY 2023/2024Chris BottiConcert
10MAY '24fr, 17:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024Hear Good Sounds | Lecture on hearing preventionLecture
10MAY '24fr, 19:00
FILM-HARMONY 2023/2024WILLIAMS | Harry PotterSymphonic concert
11MAY '24sa, 09:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 1. do 2. roku życia z opiekunami
11MAY '24sa, 10:30
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 3. do 4. roku życia z opiekunami
11MAY '24sa, 12:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 5. do 6. roku życia z opiekunami
11MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
11MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
12MAY '24sn, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
12MAY '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
12MAY '24sn, 17:00
KONCERTY RODZINNE 2023/2024Edu Virtuoso VI – dyrygencki talent showFamily concertfor children from 6 years of age accompanied by adults
13MAY '24mn, 10:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
13MAY '24mn, 12:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
14MAY '24tu, 12:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024 | Koncerty dla seniorówKonsonanseChamber concertfor seniors
14MAY '24tu, 19:00
RUBATO 2023/2024Manolo Alban-Juarez | Musica negra y blancaKoncert muzyki świata
17MAY '24fr, 19:00
GRANDIOSO 2023/2024BERNSTEIN | de FALLA | STALMIERSKISymphonic concert
18MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
18MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
18 MAY, sa, 18:00 - STARE DOBRE MAŁŻEŃSTWOkoncert zewnętrzny
18MAY '24sa, 22:00
Europejska Noc Muzeów18. Europejska Noc Muzeów
19MAY '24sn, 12:00
Galeria przy CerkwiZ miłości do SzczecinaExhibition
19MAY '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
20MAY '24mn, 10:00
KONCERTY SZKOLNE 2023/2024Akademia Pana KleksaSchool concert dla klas I-III
20MAY '24mn, 12:00
KONCERTY SZKOLNE 2023/2024Akademia Pana KleksaSchool concert dla klas IV-VIII
21MAY '24tu, 10:00
KONCERTY SZKOLNE 2023/2024Akademia Pana KleksaSchool concert dla klas I-III
21MAY '24tu, 12:00
KONCERTY SZKOLNE 2023/2024Akademia Pana KleksaSchool concert dla klas IV-VIII
24MAY '24fr, 19:00
BRILLANTE 2023/2024American jazz hits from the moviesSymphonic concert
25MAY '24sa, 09:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 1. do 2. roku życia z opiekunami
25MAY '24sa, 10:30
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 3. do 4. roku życia z opiekunami
25MAY '24sa, 12:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 5. do 6. roku życia z opiekunami
25MAY '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
TODAY26 MAYsn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
TODAY26 MAYsn, 19:00
BRILLANTE 2023/2024Bareja in the eveningConcert
TOMORROW27 MAYmn, 10:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
TOMORROW27 MAYmn, 12:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
27 MAY, mn, 19:00 - VARIUS MANX- 90. TO SIĘ NIE POWTÓRZYkoncert zewnętrzny
31MAY '24fr, 17:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024Anxiety manual | How does art affect our psyche?Discussion
31MAY '24fr, 20:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024Gulliver's Cosmic JourneyPlenerowy spektakl rodzinnyfor children from 6 years of age accompanied by adults
June 2024
01JUN '24sa, 12:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024Bajkoterapia | Dorota Gellnerworkshops
01JUN '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
01JUN '24sa, 13:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-20247 lekcji dookoła muzyki | Maciej SzymanowiczWernisaż
01JUN '24sa, 17:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024 | KONCERTY RODZINNE 2023/2024Kim był Oz?Family concertfor children from 6 years of age accompanied by adults
02JUN '24sn, 12:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024Pregnatoworkshops
02JUN '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
02JUN '24sn, 17:00
Kampania Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki 2023-2024 | KONCERTY RODZINNE 2023/2024Kim był Oz?Family concertfor children from 6 years of age accompanied by adults
04JUN '24tu, 10:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
04JUN '24tu, 12:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
05JUN '24wd, 10:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
05JUN '24wd, 12:00
Donuta zapraszaKoncert kameralnydla przedszkoli, klas I-III i seniorów
08JUN '24sa, 09:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 1. do 2. roku życia z opiekunami
08JUN '24sa, 10:30
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 3. do 4. roku życia z opiekunami
08JUN '24sa, 12:00
RANIUTTOWarsztaty z publicznościądla dzieci od 5. do 6. roku życia z opiekunami
08JUN '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
08 JUN, sa, 18:00 - MICHAŁ BAJOR- NO, A JA? [PRZENIESIONY Z 17.03.2024]koncert zewnętrzny
09JUN '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
09JUN '24sn, 15:00
ACADEMICOAkademia Sztuki kameralnieChamber concert
09 JUN, sn, 17:00 - ANDRZEJ SIKOROWSKIkoncert zewnętrzny
14JUN '24fr, 19:00
GRANDIOSO 2023/2024Season closing concert | BRANFORD MARSALISSymphonic concert
15JUN '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
15JUN '24sa, 17:00
15JUN '24sa, 19:00
GRANDIOSO 2023/2024Zakończenie sezonu [PRZENIESIONY NA 14 CZERWCA]Symphonic concert
16JUN '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
21JUN '24fr, 16:30
21JUN '24fr, 19:00
22JUN '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
23JUN '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
29JUN '24sa, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
30JUN '24sn, 12:00
Galeria Poziom 4.RETROSPECTIVE: Ryszard HorowitzExhibition
2024
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