ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Two select Eastman School of Music students will represent the School in the prestigious Conservatory Project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The talents of pianist Xi Zhang and violinist Bin Huang will be showcased on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre as part of this ongoing concert series.
Created to “showcase our nation’s exceptional young talent and introduce Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers,” the Conservatory Project features free performances by students of several of the nation’s leading conservatories and music schools. Eastman was a founding participant of the program when it was introduced in 2004.
“Xi and Bin are outstanding young artists,” said Eastman Interim Dean Jamal Rossi. “These young artists are not only inspiring musicians, but they also demonstrate the kind of leadership skills that are essential in today’s competitive musical world.”
Currently pursing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman, Zhang is from the studio of Professor of Piano Barry Snyder. Huang, from the studio of Distinguished Professor of Violin Zvi Zeitlin, is pursuing her Master of Music degree. They will perform Sonata in A major, RV 31 by Vivaldi, Sonata in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2 by Beethoven, La Campanella by Paganini and Liebesleid and Tambourin Chinois by Kreisler.
The Eastman School of Music educates talented musicians from around the world who become leaders and innovators in all fields of music. Established in 1921 by Eastman Kodak Company founder and visionary George Eastman, the School has achieved international prominence through its commitment to the highest standards of artistry, scholarship and leadership.
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