Young Virtuosi series 2024 – Noah Zhou

Young Virtuosi series 2024 – Noah Zhou

On Sunday, March 10, English pianist Noah Zhou, 2nd prize winner of the 2022 YPF European Piano Competition, will open the 2024 YPF Young Virtuosi series. At 3 p.m., he will take his seat behind Youri Egorov’s grand piano in De Duif and play the program below in this fourth edition of the Young Virtuosi series organized by YPF to provide young talented pianists with a stage, a chance to further develop and gain experience.

Program:

Haydn – Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI: 32
Janacek – Sonata 1.X.1905, ‘From the Street’
Liszt – Legend no. 2, ‘St. Francois de Paul marchant sur les flots’

– interval (5 min)-

Rachmaninoff – 8 Etudes, op. 33

Noah Zhou
British-Chinese pianist Noah Zhou, lives in London, began playing the piano when he was 5 years old. Noah completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where he received the Sir Elton John Scholarship. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the same institution, where he studies with the emeritus head of keyboard, Christopher Elton.

Noah has won a number of awards, including 2nd prize at the YPF European Grand Prix (2022) and the Duet Prize for Best Young Instrumentalist from the Royal Philharmonic Society of Great Britain (2018). He won 1st prize at the Valsesia Musica International Competition (2021) and the Euregio Piano Award (2021). Additionally, Noah is a laureate of the Rio International Competition (2022); Horowitz International Competition (2019); Campillos International Competition (2021) and was a finalist at the UK Piano Open (2020) and Manchester International Concerto Competition (2019). Noah plays regularly at many venues around the world.
In addition to his own performances, Noah is co-artistic director of the Piano Concerto Festival. This event aims to give young pianists access to a professional orchestra with which they may perform, and also aims to give them connections for the possibility of future performances.

YPF Young Virtuosi Series
In 2021, the YPF launched the Young Virtuosi series for YPF laureates and top young pianists, the ‘Young Virtuosi’, in which they are given the promised opportunity through concerts and master classes to further develop their craftsmanship and bring out the best in themselves. A great success. The concerts of the Young Virtuosi series 2023 (and before) can be viewed via this link.

Concerts
The concerts will take place in De Duif at Prinsengracht 756 in Amsterdam. During the six concerts, YPF laureates and top young pianists will play on the grand piano of legendary pianist Youri Egorov, who died in Amsterdam at the age of 33.

Master classes
Master classes will also be organized again in 2024. These special ‘classes’ will take place in ‘MuziekHaven’ in Zaandam. Programming and further information about the master classes will follow shortly.

Young Virtuosi series 2024 – Noah Zhou

  • Datum: Sun 10 March 2024
  • Tijd: 15:00 uur
  • Organized by: Young Pianist Foundation i.s.m. Stadsherstel Amsterdam
  • Locatie:  De Duif, Amsterdam