Piano recital by PKP student Chuhan Zhang

by Rachel Smith

IMG_1035On Tuesday 11th August, Pembroke had the rare opportunity of welcoming Chuhan Zhang to give a piano recital in the Old Library.

Twenty-year-old pianist Chuhan Zhang is spending the summer as a student on the Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP). During the rest of the year she studies history at Yale University and piano performance at Yale School of Music. Chuhan has performed at several major venues across the world and participated in multiple music festivals. She won both the 2009 Schumann International Piano Competition and the 2010 Gotrian-Steinweg International Piano Competition. She is also a Guinness World Record holder on account of her extraordinary ability to memorise music.

For her recital at Pembroke she treated the audience to ninety minutes of Chopin. All members of the Pembroke community were invited and fellow PKP students filled the room, along with Pembroke graduates, Fellows and staff.

Chuhan says: ‘It’s my honor to have the opportunity to perform for PKP.’

You can hear the opening 30 seconds of the recital on SoundCloud.