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  • Oberon’s Grove : YCA Presents Hanzhi Wang~ Accordion Recital
    Oberon’s Grove : YCA Presents Hanzhi Wang~ Accordion Recital

    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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  • Classical Connections feat. accordionist Hanzhi Wang
    Classical Connections feat. accordionist Hanzhi Wang

    Thursday October 25 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church, Hanzhi Wang was invited to join Sinfonia for the first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections concert of the 18-19 season, she performed Piazzolla's "Aconcagua: Concerto for Bandoneon and Orchestra." Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are technically and musically brilliant. Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Music & Artistic Director: Demetrius Fuller.

  • NIGHTMAYER: AN ACCORDION CONCERT? REALLY? REALLY.
    NIGHTMAYER: AN ACCORDION CONCERT? REALLY? REALLY.

    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
    Hanzhi Wang New York Debut at Carnegie Hall

    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
    Naxos of America: 6 Questions with Hanzhi Wang

    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.