Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Sixth & I, Washington, DC, United States

Hayes Series alumna and champion concert accordionist Hanzhi Wang is celebrated for her extraordinary virtuosity and captivating stage presence. Grammy-nominated classical mandolinist Avi Avital is best known for his interpretations of popular Baroque and folk music written for performance by other instruments. The duo's delightfully surprising and equally impressive collaboration comes to the Sixth & I stage in October. Hear a varied program including Bartók’s playful Romanian Folk Dances, Stravinsky's graceful and lamenting Suite Italienne (from Pulcinella), Saint-Saens's passionate Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Sarasate's Spanish Dances, Op. 22, and more. The vivacious musicality of this duo is not to be missed!

About Hanzhi Wang, accordian

Acclaimed for her “staggering virtuosity,” Hanzhi Wang is praised for her captivating stage presence and performances that display passion and finesse. A groundbreaking artist, Hanzhi was the first accordionist to win Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the first to be named Musical America’s “New Artist of the Month,” and the first solo accordionist on WQXR Radio’s Young Artists Showcase.

Ms. Wang earned her Bachelor’s degree at the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She completed her Master’s degree and Soloist Diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with renowned accordion professor Geir Draugsvoll.

Sixth & I

600 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
(202) 408-3100