October TBD, 2023, 7:30 pm
Jianhong Hu, piano
Pianist Jianhong Hu is a native of Chongqing, China. Currently serving at University of North Texas as a Senior Teaching Fellow, Jianhong holds an international reputation as a concert pianist and collaborator as well as a tenor. He has performed extensively throughout China and in the United States, most recently at Harbin Normal University and Chongqing Normal University. He has a special affinity for the music of Franz Liszt. His passion for Liszt resulted in his participation in the Weimar/Bayreuth Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest in 2015 and 2016, and he plays most of the major works of this composer. He has presented master classes at several universities and was invited as a faculty member at the Corfu Piano Institute in Greece in summer 2020 & 2022. He has developed a class of talented piano students in his studio in China and United States, and a number of his students have gone on to graduate study in the United States at schools including University of Miami, Bowling Green State University, California State University Northridge etc.
Jianhong Hu has extensive experience as a collaborative pianist and was a Lecturer in Collaborative Piano in the Conducting Department at the Central Conservatory in Beijing during the 2018-19 academic year. While in the United States he was a member of the Fawn Trio and was honored in the Plowman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. He has played concertos with the Bowling Green Philharmonia, Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sichuan Symphonic Orchestra, Chongqing Youth Symphonic Orchestra, and Chongqing Symphonic Orchestra. He played the Beethoven Sonata, Op. 57 at the Beethoven Sonata Marathon hosted by the Detroit Symphony in 2012. His was one of five performances selected for later broadcast on radio station WRCJ.
Jianhong Hu received his Master’s Degree in piano performance working with Dr. Robert Satterlee at Bowling Green State University and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Univeraity of North Texas under the guidance of Regent Professor Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.