Born in 1995, Malaysian pianist, Hao Zi YOH began her musical studies at the age of 3. After completing her undergraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany under Prof. Elza Kolodin, she is currently pursuing her postgraduate studies under scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Prof. Christopher Elton.
Hao Zi is a top prize winner in many international competitions including the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (Manchester, England 2012) where she performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under the baton of Hannu Lintu. At the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (Enschede, Holland 2012), she was also awarded a special prize for best performance of a modern composition. Her recent success at the Concurso internacional de piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon LLull, Mallorca (Spain 2013) has led her to performances in Spain, and also opportunity to play with the Baleares Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She has been performing concerts in collaboration with other musicians, as well as soloist recitals around Europe, USA, Japan and Malaysia.
At the age of 12, Hao Zi was invited to perform in a Prizewinners Concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York after becoming the gold medalist at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. Apart from that, she was invited to perform her own composition "Bustling City and Peaceful Suburb", representing Malaysia at the Yamaha Asia Pacific Junior Original Concert 2007.
In an effort to broaden her musical horizons, Hao Zi also participated in masterclasses given by renowned pianists such as Prof. Dimitri Bashkirov, Prof. Vitalij Margulis, Prof. Christian Zacharias, Prof. Robert Levin, Prof. Jacques Rouvier, Prof. Arbo Valdma, Prof. Piotr Paleczny, Prof. Pascal Nemirovski, Prof. Bernd Goetzke, Prof. Andrea Bonatta to name a few.
'Sharing my joy through music' has always been Hao Zi's motto. In the near future, she hopes to contribute to the society through educating young musicians while performing in concerts. Apart from music, Hao Zi is also very keen in psychology and languages. She spends much of her leisure time writing and blogging about her experiences on the internet.
Free recital (retiring collection)
- Fantasia in C
- (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
- Kinderszenen, 'Scenes from Childhood'
- Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)