• 15 Nov 2020
  • 1:30 PM
  • The Parlor located at The Pontchartrain Hotel


  • A solo piano concert featuring Ziang Xu with a reception of Sips & Sweets following the performance.

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Join us in welcoming back acclaimed pianist Ziang Xu for an encore performance featuring works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, and Liszt.

A reception of Sips & Sweets will follow the performance. 

Sunday, November 15, 1:30 PM

The Parlor located in The Pontchartrain Hotel

2031 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

The Parlor entrance is located on Josephine Street 

In-person attendance is limited pending Covid regulations.

Masks are required, and socially distancing encouraged.

The concert portion of the event will be live-streamed and FREE to view online. The link will be available here and on MASNO's Facebook page. Please check back for live-streaming details.


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2                                         Franz Liszt – Vladimir Horowitz

Klavierstücke in E-flat major, D. 946, No.2             Franz Schubert


Impromptu in G-flat major, D. 899, no. 3                                  

The Poet Acts                                                                   Philip Glass


Ballade No. 2                                                                    Franz Liszt

French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813                  J. S. Bach

About the artist

Chinese-born pianist, Ziang Xu, has distinguished himself in several international competitions. His prizes and awards include first prizes in New Orleans International Piano Competition, Rondo Young Artist Competition, The East Coast International Piano Competition, The Princeton Festival Piano Competition, and The Grand Prize at Steinway Society of Puerto Rico Award. He has also been awarded top prizes at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival the New England Conservatory Honors Competition, and the Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation. He has performed widely including at Carnegie (Weill) Hall, Ukrainian Institute, Hunter College in New York, and at New England Conservatory`s Jordan Hall. His performances of the complete Chopin Etudes, a feat for any pianist, were described as “extraordinary.”

Making his solo debut at age eleven, Ziang studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and pursued undergraduate studies at the Mannes School of Music, as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Victor Rosenbaum, with whom he continued to study at the New England Conservatory as he pursued his Master of Music degree. Ziang is now studying with Bruce Brubaker as Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the New England Conservatory.

Presented with support from:

Drs. Emel & Ranney Mize            Robin & Bruce Crutcher



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