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“Classical music is the most profound art of mankind. Through the music I find a better world, and I would like to tell my story to the people through these notes and make the world more beautiful.”

Zihan Jin’s first piano teacher was his father, who he says filled his life with many different kinds of music since he was born. He has studied with Yun Sun at the Secondary School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music for five years and made both his recital and concerto debuts in the city—his hometown—in 2021. Competition wins include several in China, with victories in Swedish and Swiss contest as well; he also had a video selected for the program of “Global Classical Music Talk” of American Chinese TV, where he won the recording and broadcasting certificate of Talented Young Players. Of his approach to musicmaking, Zihan says: “I would like to sing with my fingers through the sound of the music. And I would like to reach the audience; together we meet the composers and discover inspiration from the great genius of these great composers.” Last year, he watched the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition closely, calling it “the competition of my dreams in the future.” Of his hobbies, he lists reading, playing chamber music, and soccer.


Preliminary Round

BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 870
CHOPIN Etude in A Minor, op. 25, no. 11
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, op. 54

Quarterfinal Round

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, op. 22 (I)
CHOPIN Berceuse in D-flat Major, op. 57
LISZT Rhapsodie espagnole

Semifinal Round – Recital

LISZT “Tarantella” from Venezia e Napoli
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor
CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 35

Semifinal Round – Concerto Movement

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, S. 124 (II, III, IV)

Final Round – Concerto 

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, S. 124


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