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  • Oberon’s Grove : YCA Presents Hanzhi Wang~ Accordion Recital
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    Monday October 22nd, 2018 - Some of my friends eyed me with skepticism when I told then I was going to an accordion recital. But at Zankel Hall this evening, Young Concert Artists opened their 2018-2019 season with Hanzhi Wang giving a remarkable performance. Ms. Wang is the first-ever accordion player in the organization's history to win the YCA auditions.Called back by insistent applause, Ms. Wang offered two encores: Chiquilin de Bachin by Astor Piazzolla, and her own work entitled My Story.
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  • NIGHTMAYER: AN ACCORDION CONCERT? REALLY? REALLY.
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    Hanzhi Wang, who made her NYC debut last night at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, was a delightful surprise, no fretting warranted. From the opening Bach Partita in C-minor (see an earlier performance here) through to pieces written for her by Danish composer Martin Lohse, whose work is at the heart of her first LP (listen on Spotify here), and Sophia Gubaidulina, this was a musician of stunning skill and heart.

  • Hanzhi Wang New York Debut at Carnegie Hall
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    Monday October 22nd, 2018,Hanzhi Wang, who made her NYC debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, was a delightful surprise. Ms. Wang dazzled all in attendance with her skills, her musicianship. She also offered the audience a surprisingly daring and eclectic repertoire in this (mostly) solo program."Hanzhi Wang, in her 20s, takes the instrument — and her listeners — to fresh depths. ...this was a musician of stunning skill and heart....her soul is clearly born to it."

  • Naxos of America: 6 Questions with Hanzhi Wang
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    In August 2018, Naxos released its first-ever solo accordion album, Hanzhi Wang’s “In the Path of H.C. Andersen.” The release features works by Danish composers that explore both the darkness and luminosity of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous stories. We had the opportunity to speak with Hanzhi about her recent album, misconceptions about accordion music, and more.

  • New York Music Daily: Classical Accordionist Hanzhi Wang Brings Darkly Dynamic New Nordic Compositions to Carnegie Hall
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    Hanzhi Wang isn’t the first accordionist to specialize in new classical music, but she is the first-ever squeezebox player to earn inclusion on the Young Concert Artists roster. Even though more composers these days are writing for the accordion, that’s still a pretty big deal. Wang has a magically dynamic album of concise new works by Nordic composers, On the Path to H.C. Andersen, streaming at Spotify. She’s making her Carnegie Hall debut on Oct 22 at 8:30 PM in Zankel Hall, playing works by B...