24-year-old Chinese pianist Zitong Wang made her solo recital debut at age 13 in Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. She is a first-prize winner of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition and Virginia Waring International Concerto Competition, second prize in the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition,etc. She most recently won First Prize and “Nelson Freire Prize” for the best performer of a piece by Frederick Chopin in the XXXIII Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2022. Born in Inner Mongolia, China in 1999, Zitong began piano lessons at age three and previously studied with Hua Chang and Yuan Sheng at the Central Conservatory of Music Affiliated Middle School in Beijing. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 where she studied with Meng-Chieh Liu and Eleanor Sokoloff for her Bachelor’s degree. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at New England Conservatory with Dang Thai Son.