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Hong Xu
Hong XuChinese pianist Hong Xu is an artist of incredible intensity, lyricism and stage presence;“… not just technically accomplished, but with an emotional range beyond his years,” says the Hilton Head Island Packet. Xu is Laureate of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition (2006), winner of the Mozart Prize at the Cleveland (2005), and Second Prize winner of the Hilton Head (2004) International Piano Competitions.

A native of Wuhu, China, he began his studies at the Wuhan Conservatory. Xu arrived in United States at age 17 to take part in the Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Competition (Salt Lake City) where he won Third Prize. He went on to study at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY) and while there, was selected to receive the Liberace Foundation Scholarship, a nationally endowed scholarship for pianists. Today he works toward his master’s degree with Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School.

Xu made his debut with orchestra at age 16 in a performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra (China). He has since appeared with the Calgary, Hilton Head, Utah and Syracuse Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, and has performed in recital in England, Hong Kong, Japan, throughout China and the United States. In 2005, he gave his Kennedy Center debut. Xu’s performances have been broadcast around the world on the BBC, CBC, NPR, and WQXR (New York).

In 2007-2008 he performs in recital and with orchestra across Canada and
the United States, including performances with the Orchestre Metropolitan de Montréal, and the Juilliard Orchestra. Xu makes his debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall this September.

CONTACT:
Andrea Davison
Honens
888 10th Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 2X1 Canada

PHONE: 403-299-0130
EMAIL: adavison@honens.com
WEBSITE: www.hoenes.com