Cathy-Di Zhang

The Australian soprano, Cathy-Di Zhang, is associated with the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she completed her studies from 2010 to 2015. # nbsp; She graduated with a Master of Arts (Vocal Studies) - Distinction, Dip.RAM and an Advanced Diploma in Opera Performance and continued her training on the ENO “Opera Works” program for English National Opera.
The 2019 season began with chamber music in quartet for "Classical Key" at the Academic Theater of Castelfranco Veneto with violin (Marcello Fera,), cello (Alberto Casadei) and piano (Filippo Faes). # Nbsp; Then in March, Cathy -Di performed as a soloist in the season opening concert with the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Dane Lam in China. # Nbsp; Most recently, in April, she was a Grand Prix winner in the first edition of the “ Concours International d'Art Lyrique de Namur ", where she performed with the Orchestra of the Opéra de Liége - Wallonie under the direction of Ayrton Desimpelaere. # Nbsp; This summer, Cathy-Di is looking forward to the his professional debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the role of Mädchen in Kurt Weill's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Ivo van Hove.
Last season in 2018, Cathy-Di played the role of Mimi (La bohème) for Opera @ Stone in Berlin and the role of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutti) for Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. # Nbsp; Other lyrical roles performed include the role by Massendet Cendrillon and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for the Royal Academy Opera in London, Nella (Gianni Schicchi) for Les Azuriales Opera in Nice and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Lisa (La sonnambula) as a young artist for the Pacific Opera in Sydney , Australia In his hometown of Sydney, Australia.
In the last season Cathy-Di performed with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China under Dane Lam at the Suzhou Grand Theater, Shanghai Concert Hall and NCPA in Beijing as part of the iSing! International Young Artists Festival. previously, she also played Mozart with the Orchester de Chambre de Genève at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, conducted by Arie van Beek and was a soloist in the closing concert of the "Rencontres Musicales de Chaon" Festival with the Symphony Orchestra of 'Orléans under Marius Stieghorst in France.
Piano recital, Cathy-Di recently played Chinese art songs at the Jinji Lake Recital Hall in Suzhou with pianist Fugen Wei. # Nbsp; In chamber music in Italy, she performed as a quartet (with violin, cello and piano) for the '16 Sonora Festival at the Stadttheatre “Teatro Puccini” in Merano and at the E. Novelli Theater for the Malatesta Music Festival in Rimini and in trio, (with cello and piano) at the Teatro Umberto Giordani in Foggia. # nbsp; In 2018, Cathy-Di formed the EKLEKTRIS trio with cellist Alberto Casadei and pianist Elisa Tomellini, performing a repertoire program of popular-inspired songs and classics (Grieg, De Falla, Schumann, Chopin and Ravel).
In 2016, Cathy-Di was the winner of the Audience Award at the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition and was semi-finalist at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin, Ireland. # Nbsp; She also received a scholarship vocal postgraduate from Independent Opera UK and was a winner of the Australian Opera and Audition Committee Award, for which she gave a concert in the Utzon Hall at the Sydney Opera House in 2015.
In 2014, Cathy-Di participated in both Georg Solti Accademia masterclasses. # Nbsp; During Easter, she was part of the Solti Peretti repeater course at the Cini Foundation in Venice, Italy and in the summer, she returned for the course of bel canto of the singer in Castiglione della Pescaia and then went with the Academy to the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. # nbsp; In the summer of 2013, Cathy-Di participated in the Mozart residency at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
In a completely different musical genre, she recorded the song "INSANITY" for soprano, cello and electronics, a composition written by her husband, Italian cellist and composer Alberto Casadei. # Nbsp; The music video directed by Daniele Quadrelli was released under VEVO and can be found on YouTube.
She also holds a BA in Commerce (Finance and Accounting) with honors from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
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