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AIWEN ZHANG is an emerging artist and saxophonist who was born in China. Zhang is currently pursuing her specialist degree at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance under the direction of Dr. Timothy McAllister. She holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her primary saxophone teachers have included Timothy McAllister, Claude Delangle, Chien-Kwan Lin and John Sampen.


As a highly active performer, Zhang has a strong performance background as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Having performed across North America, Europe and Asia, Zhang has shared solo and chamber music performances at numerous venues throughout the globe. She had performed in major venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, the Lincoln Center in New York City, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts in China, Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok, Université Européenne de Saxophone, Shanghai Concert Hall, Zhejiang Concert Hall, Shanghai Summer Saxophone Camp, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Eastman School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Central Conservatory of Music, Suzhou University School of Music, Bowling Green State University, Shandong University of Arts in China, etc. Zhang has worked with many established orchestras as a featured soloist around the world including Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestras from the Universities. 


As a multi-award winning saxophonist, Aiwen Zhang has been a prize-winner at prestigious music competitions such as the 5th Jean-Marie LONDEIX International Saxophone (JMLISC) Competition, the Prix de Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition, the National WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition, the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the Empire State Music competition. She is also a concerto competition winner of the University of Michigan and the Bowling Green University. 


Zhang performed in masterclasses around the world with renowned teachers Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Timothy McAllister, Arno Bornkamp, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Masataka Hirano and Habanera Quartet.

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