Jiarui Zhao


My name is Jiarui Zhao. I am 19 years old. I was born in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. I learn the piano since the age of 4. At the age of 12, I won the first prize in the Shaanxi Youth Piano Competition. At the age of 13, I studied piano in the middle School Attached to Xian Conservatory of Music with Mr. Bo Chen. At the age of 15, I studied with prof. William Weiling Chen and was admitted to the middle school Attached to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. I won the title of professional excellence during school. At the age of 16, I won the first prize in the Hamamatsu International Youth Piano Competition (Zhejiang area). I gave a chamber music concert and piano solo concert at the age of 17. In 2020, I started to study with prof. Konrad Maria Engel at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

First round

K. Szymanowski: Mazurkas op. 50
No. 1 Sostenuto. Molto rubato
No. 2 Allegramente. Poco vivace
No. 3 Moderato

F. Chopin: Etude op. 25 No. 11 a minor

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 f minor op. 52

Final round

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from Das wohltemperierte Klavier Book 2 F major

N. Kapustin: Etude op. 40 No. 7 D flat major Intermezzo

J. Haydn: Sonata C major Hob. XVI:50
I. Allegro C major
II. Adagio F major
III. Allegro molto C major

F. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas op. 59
No. 1 a minor
No. 2 A flat major

T. Adès: 3 Mazurka op. 27 No. 1

J. Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini Book 1