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Guitar in the Garden

Tengyue Zhang, guitar

Thursday August 3, 2023 at 7:00pm

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Thursday August 3, 2023 at 7:00pm

In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be moved inside the Music Room of the Rosen House.

There is no venue more fitting for a classical guitar concert than Caramoor’s treasure of a garden. Guitarist Tengyue Zhang — who received First Prize in the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world — brings his brilliant talent and musicality to this tranquil, flowering outdoor space. His program includes work by J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Isaac Albéniz, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and more.

Join us! / Stay after the performance for an All-Audience Afterglow Reception in the garden, weather permitting.

Summer Season Shuttle / Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah train station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs before and after every summer afternoon and evening concert. No need to RSVP to get on the shuttle, it will be there when you arrive (in the parking lot side of the station). And if it’s not there, that means that it just left and will be back in 5-10 minutes!

“One of the most talented young players … I’m struck by the extraordinary levels of mastery, comfort and relative ease.” –Classical Guitar Magazine

Tengyue Zhang, guitar
Strauss Shi, violin

Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude from Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne from Partita for Violin No.2, BWV 1004 (arr. Sharon Isbin, TY Zhang)
Isaac Albéniz: Sevilla from Suite Espanola No. 3 (arr. William Kanengiser, TY Zhang)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: No. 18 El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos from 24 Caprichos de Goya
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Sauvages (arr. Michael Grizard, TY Zhang)
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata K.53 (arr. TY Zhang)
Roland Dyens: Clown

with Strauss Shi, violin:
Antonio Vivaldi: L’Inverno / Winter (Arr. David Galvez)
Huang Haihuai: 赛马 Horse Racing (with Chinese Erhu)
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango – Nightclub 1960

Learn More About the Artist

The highlight of Tengyue Zhang’s international career thus far was the Grand Prize of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition (GFA-ICAC), known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. Zhang become the first Chinese to be honored with this prize. His win was followed by a tour with over 50 concerts in the U.S., including his Carnegie Hall debut. In 2018, Zang released his solo album with Naxos company as the Laureate Series · Guitar Recital. He was praised as one of the most talented young players… I’m struck by the extraordinary levels of mastery, comfort and relative ease (Classical Guitar Magazine). 

In addition to his GFA win, Zhang has received first prize awards in the world’s top competitions, including the Alexander Frauchi International Competition of Russia, the Changsha International Guitar Competition of China, the Schadt String Competition in the U.S., Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, as well as the GFA Youth International Competition. 

As a performing artist, Zhang has given concert tours and masterclasses throughout the world, including Sydney, Australia; Belgrade, Serbia; Vienna, Austria; St. Petersburg, Moscow, Obninsk, Bryansk, Nizhniy-Novgorod, and Kaluga of Russia; Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto of Japan; Beijing, Tianjin, HongKong, Macao, Changsha, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Kunming and Chongqing of China; and over 50 cities in the United States. He has been featured on multiple international radio and television shows, including Russia’s NIKA-TV and GUBERNIYA-TV and New York’s WQXR’s Greene Space & Radio.  

Born in Hebei, south of Beijing in China, Zhang was introduced to the classical guitar at the age of five. When he turned seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi, whom he studied with at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. It was a masterclass that bridged him with Professor Sharon Isbin, with whom he pursued Bachelor and Master of Music degree with at The Juilliard School. Zhang is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Professor William Kanengiser at the University of Southern California. 

He also enjoys photography, videography, road cycling, surfing, and traveling. His favorite quotes include:  

“Everyone is my teacher.”  

“Perseverance is key to fulfill one’s dream.” 

To learn more about Tengyue Zhang, please visit his website (https://www.tengyuezhang.com). 

Health & Safety / We’re committed to maintaining the health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff, while ensuring that every visit to Caramoor is comfortable and enjoyable. Click here for more information and up-to-date health and safety policies.

Caramoor is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.
All concerts made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.