Past Event

Arts at Earl: Jianing Zhang, Soprano, with Shiyu Tan, Piano

October 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Earl Hall, 2980 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public; no tickets needed. Soprano Jianing Zhang was described by Opera News as “particularly affecting in the role of Servillia, with sensitive singing and alert, in-the-moment acting” when she performed in Mo- zart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. Previous credits include operas La Clemenza di Tito (Servillia), Così fan tutte (Despina), Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra) with Manhattan School of Music; Falstaff (Nanetta), L’elisir d’amore (Adina), Tolomeo (Seleuce), Orlando (Dorinda) with the Classic Lyric Arts program; Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), La Bohème (Musetta) with Shanghai International Opera Program; Don Pasquale (Norina) with Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Zhang is a member of the Baroque Aria Ensemble directed by world-famous harpsichordist Dr. Kenneth Cooper. She has performed as a soloist in concerts with this ensemble and has also presented a recital with Dr. Cooper. Zhang is a semi-finalist of the Oratorio Society of New York-Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition. She is also a soloist and choir section leader of Musica Viva NY, and has per- formed Maurice Duruflé Requiem, Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms, J.S. Bach Magnificat, and Joseph Turrin’s New York premiere ‘And Crimson Rose Once Again be Fair’ with orches- tra. Her other solo works include working with Ensemble 212, the China International Art Festi- val, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Her future engagements include Beethoven Mass in C and Haydn Paukenmesse as soprano soloist with Hudson Chorale; Josef Rheinberger Mass in E flat major, Sergei Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil and other choral pieces with Musica Viva NY as section leader. Zhang will also present concerts and solo recitals for art songs and chamber music as well as new compositions at Columbia University and Spectrum NYC. Zhang holds master degree from Manhattan School of Music, and bachelor degree from Shang- hai Conservatory of Music. She was a recipient of merit scholarships from both conservatories. (Courtesy of the artist.)

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