Today we present guitarist Ty Zhang, who received first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has also earned many other prizes in top competitions in Austria, China, Russia, and the US. Ty debuted at Carnegie Hall and has toured Europe, South America, and his native China. He was born in Hebei and began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. In 2018 he earned his Master of Music from Juilliard.
Ty gave an amazing Soul Break concert at Marble on March 18, 2019, and we are delighted to revisit some highlights in our Lenten prelude series this morning.