Children’s Concert Rising Star – Nathan Zhao


Nathan Zhao is ten years old and a fourth grader at Challenge Elementary school in Edmonds, Washington. He started taking piano lessons at the age of four and has been mentored by Dr. Duane Hulbert since December 2015.

As a winner of the Russian Chamber Music Festival/Competition in 2012, Nathan made his first public performance at Benaroya Hall at the age of six and was invited to perform live at King FM 98.1 in February 2013. He gave two solo piano recitals at Steinway Piano Galleries of Seattle in September 2014 and June 2015 respectively. In November 2016, Nathan successfully performed Haydn Piano Trio in G Hob.XV No. 25 “Gypsy” with violinist Janet Utterback and cellist Brad Hawkins at the Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma.

Besides playing piano, Nathan studies composition and music theory at Academy of Music Northwest. One of his major compositions, Antarctica String Quartet, was performed by faculty and students of AMNW at their yearly spring concert in May, 2016.

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