Shanghai International Music Festival and Piano Competition for Young Artists


Zhe Tang (China)

Born in China, Zhe Tang entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of twelve. Following graduation, he continued his studies in the United States and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, where he also taught and served as teaching assistant to Professor Barry Snyder. In 2003, Zhe Tang became one of the youngest piano professors in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In addition to his teaching tenure, he was appointed as the Vice Dean of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Director of Teaching and Research for the Piano Department, the Chair of the Piano Department for the Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Chair of Shanghai Professional Pianists Society,Artistic Director of Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute, and Artistic Director of Shanghai Spring International Piano E-Competition.

Hae-Young Kim (South Korea)

Professor Hae-Young Kim is a graduate of Kyunggi Girl's High School (Korea), Seoul National University (Korea), Musik Hochschule fur Musik (Vienna, Austria), Musikwissenschaft and Musikalische Frueh-erziehung (Germany). She has performed in Korea, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, the US and Finland as a solo pianist, chamber music player and a soloist with national and international philharmonic orchestras. Every summer she presents lectures and master classes as well as serves on the jury of the piano competition in the Forum Barcelona Festival (Barcelona, Spain). Prof. Kim is a champion of contemporary music and has premiered numerous 20th century works including pieces of Jeno Takas, Jukka Linkola, and Edmon Tapio in Korea and other countries. Her most recent performances include "Apollo" by Jukka Linkolla at the Contemporary Music Festrival in Terrassa (Spain), Sonata for 2 pianos & percussion by Bartok, and a lecture recital of Piazzolla's "Le Grand Tango" for cello and piano.

Wolfgang Manz (Germany)

Wolfgang Manz was born in 1960 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Head of the Piano Department of the Nuremberg State University. Head of the Department of Instrumental Music and singing. tenured professor for piano. Chairman of the Jury of the International Piano Competition in Ettlingen. Steinway artist. Manz was the only German winner of many international competitions at that time. He performed in major halls and festivals all over the world. More than 50 piano concertos are in his repertoire and a wide range of different solo and chamber works from Bach to the modern era. He recorded several CDs with EMI, Naxos a.o. which were widely acclaimed. He has performed with internationally renowned orchestras for a long time including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Vienna Orchestra, Bonn Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Bavarian Opera Orchestra Munich.

Chi Wu (China)

Considered as one of China’s most talented pianists in his generation, Chi Wu, Steinway Artist,currently serves as professor at the piano department of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. He is prizewinner of several international competitions, such as 2nd in the Ettlingen international piano competition. ,Germany(same time Langlang won the first prize). 3rd in the Franz Liszt international piano competition. Utrecht, Holland.

Ying Wu (China)

Wu Ying was born in Shanghai, to a musical family - His father is a composer and a musicologist, and mother a pianist; he received his first instruction from his mother at the age of 5. Wu graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music China in Beijing and got his master degree. Then he went to Vienna and studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. In 1984, he graduated from Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellande Kunst in Vienna, became a faculty member in Central Conservatory of music China the same year. In 1991, the Chinese State Council and the State Education Commission granted him a Special Contribution Award. He went to the Piano Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1994, and became the department head until 2004, when he went back to the Central Conservatory of Music China in Beijing as a professor and department head.