Jiazhou Conroy Hu

Jiazhou Conroy Hu began his piano studies at the age of eight. He currently attends the University of Auckland studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Music conjoint. Jiazhou is currently studying with Rae de Lisle, having previously studied with Matteo Napoli. In between his studies, he makes time to transcribe music and compose his own works.

Over the years, Jiazhou has won various awards in local competitions throughout New Zealand. At Auckland Grammar, he received the Senior Minister’s plate twice, in 2014 and 2016, and was also awarded the Headmaster’s Performing Arts Scholarship in 2016. Jiazhou has performed with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra in Kerikeri (2016) and has won the Tauranga Performing Arts Competition Society Major Award (2016). In the same year, Jiazhou was a finalist in the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition. In the past year, he received the Lions Club of Te Awamutu Scholarship.

Repertoire

Programme 1
Clementi: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 34. No. 1
Shostakovich: Prelude & Fugue in A Major, Op. 87 No. 7
Liszt: Transcendental Étude in F Minor, S. 139/10

Programme 2
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann from Années de Pèlerinage, Book 1: Switzerland, S. 160
JCHY: Scherzo Capriccioso

Programme 3
Schubert: Fantasie in C Major, D. 760, “Wanderer”
Liszt: Funerailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173
Kapustin: Concert Études, Op. 40, Nos. 1-3

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