Adjunct Assistant Pofessor
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Shepard Hall 78
Chinese-born pianist, Dr. Yu Zhang-Koslovsky received her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from The Juilliard School. As a performer, she has given solo recitals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. At age twenty, she was presented in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall by the New York State Piano Teachers Association, from whom she received “Outstanding Achievements in the Arts” award. Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky performed with the International Piano Festivals in Europe, including solo recitals in Paris, Canary Islands, Barcelona, Vila-Seca, and concertos with Tenerife Symphony Orchestra of Spain under conductor David Gilbert. She has been featured on WQXR, New York City in a radio broadcast of David Dubal’s program, Reflections of the Keyboard. The radio host, author, and music critic, Mr. Dubal, describes her playing “touchingly sensitive, with much poetry, fire, and extraordinary imagination.”
Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky began her piano lesson at age four. During her early years
of study, she enjoyed frequent performances throughout China, and won numerous prizes in national competitions. At age twelve, she entered the Middle School of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and graduated with the highest honor as the recipient of the “The Young Excellence” award in the year 2000. Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky came to America and began her studies at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Solomon Mikowsky in the year 2000. During her studies at MSM, she received high marks for her performances in the master classes of Yefim Bronfman and Dimitry Bashkirov; she also won the first prize of Dora Zaslavsky Koch Competition and performed the Third Piano Concerto by Bartok with Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Czech conductor Zdenêk Mácal.
In 2006, Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky received the Master of Musical Arts degree from
the Juilliard School, and became one of the very few Doctoral candidates of Juilliard. While pursuing her Doctoral degree at Juilliard, Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Jerome Lowenthal; she published articles on topics of piano literature analysis and piano performance in Chinese national music magazine, Art of the Piano; she also performed frequently, including playing Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the concert series of the Liszt Festival, FOCUS Festival, and the Summer Garden series in Museum of Modern Art. She received C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellowship awards, the L. & G. Goldberg Scholarship, H. & E. Kivekas Scholarship, and Susan W. Rose Piano Fellowship awards from The Juilliard School. Dr. Zhang-Koslovsky’s performance of Chopin’s Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 has been used in the sound track of the movie, Atlas Shrugged,which is released in theaters nationwide on April 15, 2011. She recently gave solo performances and lectures in the National Grand Theater of China, Central Conservatory of Music of China, and Beijing University.
Introduction to Music
Beginning Keyboard Techniques