BBC Young Musician: Teenage Pianist Lauren Zhang Wins 2018 Title

May 15, 2018

Teenage pianist Lauren Zhang has won the BBC’s prestigious Young Musician competition, just days before she starts her GCSEs. The 16-year-old took the title after playing Prokofiev’s challenging Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lauren started learning piano at the age of four, and is also an accomplished violinist. The musician moved to the UK in 2010, bringing her family with her, after winning a place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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