TENGYUE ZHANG (b 1993 )
TY Zhang is the First Prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Concert Artist Competition, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He also won the GFA Senior Division in 2010. Zhang will perform a 2018–19 GFA concert tour of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and Asia.
TY Zhang has received several First Prizes including the Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the 2015 Changsha International Competition which presented him on tour throughout China, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Frauchi Competition in Moscow which will present him in recital/concerto tours in Russia.
Zhang studied in China at the Music School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Chen Zhi, and has been a student of Sharon Isbin at The Juilliard School since 2012, where he received his BM and MM.