“a powerful and compelling representation of pure artistry” – Los Angeles Times
Known for her imaginative and electrifying performances, up-and-coming Chinese pianist Zee Zee makes her Singapore debut performance at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
Over two evenings, Zee Zee presents a captivating programme comprising of music along the themes of surrealism and fantasy – Arnold Schönberg’s Drei Klavierstücke, Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and excerpts from Franz Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage. The second concert will feature a fusion r...
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Esplanade&Me Priority Booking
24 Nov 2021, 9am
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24 Nov 2021, 10am
25 Nov 2021, 9am onwards
Hotline and Authorised Agents:
25 Nov 2021, 10am onwards
Esplanade Box Office:
25 Nov 2021 onwards, 12pm - 6pm
Approximately 1 hour, no intermission
Performed in English
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- All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token only. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
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An imaginative and electrifying performer, Zee Zee, is unique among the young generation of pianists. Described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigour of youth” by Chinese Gramophone, her interpretations and communicative abilities have been praised as “taking us to another reality... bright, expressive and moving to the extreme” - Belgischer Rundfunk, while her creative maturity has been hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” - Los Angeles Times.
Highlights in the recent two seasons including the season-opening concert with the Estonian National Symphony under Neeme Järvi, with the Macedonian Philharmonic, with the China Philharmonic at Beijing Music Festival, with the Philarmonia orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall under Paavo Järvi, with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the complete piano concertos of Beethoven and of Saint-Saëns with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Zee Zee started a recital tour throughout China and had her recital debut at the prestigious Lucerne Piano Festival in the summer of 2021. In October 2019, Universal released her first album, featuring Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
In past seasons, Zee Zee performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Tonhalle Orchestra, in Zurich and at the Shanghai Arts Festival, and Ravel’s Concerto in G with the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the Hong Kong Arts Festival; both projects were led by Paavo Järvi. She returned to the Hangzhou Philharmonic (Edo de Wart), China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony (Long Yu) and was the Artist in Residence with the Sichuan Symphony. She made her debuts with the Seattle Symphony (Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Pablo Rus Broseta), Fresno Philharmonic (Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Rei Hotoda) and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Michael Schønwandt), and appeared at the MiTo Festival (Italy), the Gilmore Festival (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and in the SJE Arts Series (Oxford, UK).
Zee Zee regularly works with some of today’s leading conductors, including Xian Zhang, Marin Alsop, Michał Nesterowicz, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Charles Dutoit and Neeme Järvi. She has performed with leading orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and has given a number of notable recitals, including at the Wigmore Hall in London, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York, Vancouver Recital Society and Hong Kong’s Premiere Performances. The 2016/2017 season saw her as the Artist in Residence with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, including on its European tour, and 2015/2016 marked her final season as a BBC New Generation Artist. In 2014 she gave a live, televised performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.
A passionate chamber musician, Zee Zee also regularly performs with the Z.E.N. Trio, alongside violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. The trio made their first US tour in October 2019.
Zee began her musical training in Germany at the age of five. Upon returning to her native China, she became one of the most sought-after young artists in the nation, collaborating with the leading Chinese orchestras, with whom she retains a close link. Having completed her piano studies with Dan Zhao Yi at the Shenzhen Arts School, Zee Zee was invited to continue her artistic development under the mentorship of Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music and Yoheved Kaplinsky and Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School, where she won the coveted Petschek Piano Award. Zee was awarded first prizes at China's 1st International Piano Concerto Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition and the Krainev International Piano Competition. She was also a prizewinner at the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Competition. She has studied at the Peabody Institute with Leon Fleisher and continues to receive guidance from Alfred Brendel.
From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.
#Full vaccination refers to:
• two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or any COVID-19 vaccines under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergency use list
• recovery from a COVID-19 infection
Children aged 12 and below, with a limit of 20% of the total audience size, will be admitted into the venue upon verification by our ushers at the door.
All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.
Standard: S$88, S$68, S$48
- 15% savings for E&Me Black members
- 10% savings for E&Me White members
- 10% savings for E&Me Discover members (Min. 2 tickets) (Subject to availability)
- Applicable to Cat 1 and 2 only
- $58 and $38 for Student, Senior Citizen (aged 60 years and above) and NSF
- Applicable to Cat 2 and 3 only
- Verification: Present valid student ID/IC/SAF11B
- Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry
- Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets
- Subject to availability
- $148 for Cat 1 ticket for both concerts
- Valid from 25 Nov 2021, 9am
- Subject to availability