Qi Zhang: An electrifying organ performance
March 23, 2009
Organ virtuoso Qi Zhang plays her electric rendering of "Ridiculous Fellows" from Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges" orchestral suite. This exhilarating performance features the Yamaha Electone Stagea, a rare instrument specially programmed by Qi herself.Qi Zhang
Qi Zhang is a Master's candidate at University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and an award-winning international organist. Full bio
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Qi Zhang is a Master's candidate at University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and an award-winning international organist.Why you should listen
Originating from Shanghai, China, Qi Zhang graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's in Electronic Organ. She is currently a Master of Music student at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, studying organ performance with Professor Cherry Rhodes.
Zhang has been playing since the age of nine, performing in various venus in Shanghai, nationwide and overseas, including an electronic organ concert at Shanghai Concert Hall. She won First Prize in the International Electronic Organ Competition in Spain in 2004.
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