Wanzhe Zhang, Soprano
Chinese Soprano Wanzhe Zhang is acknowledged as one of today’s most evocative young artists in the United States as well as in China. Her performing arts background includes five years of vocal studies under world-renowned tenor Haitao Hei at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice and Opera Performance. Ms. Zhang furthered her studies with American Soprano Karen Holvik at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she earned her Master of Arts degree as well as a Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance.
Currently a member of Tanglewood Festival Chorus, she regularly performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. Her voice has been heard in hallmark venues across the globe, including Carnegie Hall in New York; Jordan Hall, John Hancock Hall and Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston; Sala Luis Galve in Spain; Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland, Beijing Concert Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and Xinghai Concert Hall in China.
Ms. Zhang has served as Secretary-General of Boston Chinese Musicians Association since 2012. She has both performed as resident artist and served on the board of BCMA. In April 2016, she served as vocal coach for the BCMA chorus and performed as soloist in “The Sounds of China: Music from the Dream of Red Chamber”.
As Secretary-General of National Classical Music Performing Arts Associates, Ms. Zhang managed the Hawaii International Piano Festival and Hawaii International Summer Vocal Academy in Honolulu. She also managed the 2015 Annual Classical Singer International Vocal Competition and Masterclass Series of China and U.S. Cultural Exchange, and hosted the “International Vocal Performance Forum” in Beijing. In February 2016, she coordinated the MRL International Music Festival in New York Kaufman Music Center. Ms. Zhang has also been invited to serve as executive director of the 2016 Cleveland International Music Festival in August.
For the past twelve years, Ms. Zhang has worked as a freelance voice teacher and vocal coach for numerous musical establishments. In addition to these endeavors, she continues to coach singers of all levels to develop their vocal confidence and artistry. She has prepared many students for the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, New England Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Boyer College of Music at Temple University. She is well known for training different students to achieve their own potential. She served as Music Director and Head Teacher at Focal Chinese Music from 2011 to 2015. She is currently the Music Director and Conductor of Wellesley Asian Children’s Choir and Joy Youth Ensemble. Ms. Zhang remains an active performer in concerts and recitals in United States and Asia.
B.A., in Vocal and Opera Performance, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China; M.M., G.D., in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA; Former faculty of Focal Chinese Music; Secretary-General, Boston Chinese Musicians Association.