Alice Zhang, fifteen, is a sophomore at Vernon Hills High School. Born in Vernon Hills, Alice started studying piano at age four with Brenda Huang. She also takes additional lessons with Professor Eduardus Halim and Dr. Matthew Hagle. Her piano performances have been broadcasted many times in 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions radio program, including solo recital, chamber music, piano duet, and piano concerto performances. This year, she placed third in the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) national piano duet competition in Baltimore, MD. In 2014, she won second prize in the Junior Division of the Emilio del Rosario (EDR) General Piano Concerto Competition, and was named as the Overall Winner of the MYA Junior Division of the National Walgreens Concerto Competition held at Ravinia. The following year, Alice was the youngest of seven finalists in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions and performed at the Chicago Symphony's Orchestra Hall.
An accomplished chamber musician, Alice's group, the Odysseus Trio, advanced to the semifinals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In the local community, she is an active performer in many senior facilities and community clubs in the greater Chicago area. She is also a violinist and participates in the Symphony Orchestra of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory.