Collaboration with Jia Zhang


It has been a true privilege and pleasure to collaborate with the Chinese pianist Jia Zhang. We first met in Tianjin when I was giving a recital and master class there in March. In the meantime Jia has spent 6 months in York on a research project. We performed a programme of piano solo and duo works by Mozart, Scriabin, Berg and Arensky in York and in Leeds. I sincerely hope this won’t be the last time we collaborate. By the way we also discovered that we are both “grandchildren” of some of the worlds greatest pianist: Jia studied with Margareta Fiodorowa, a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus in Moscow and I with Yonty Solomon who was one of the very few student of Myra Hess.

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