Hanzhi Wang: A Whole New World

As a graduate of the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Young Concert Artist, Hanzhi Wang’s career has already taken her around the globe with performances in Europe, America and Asia. Opening Nights partnered with the FSU Center for Global Engagement to host Hanzhi Wang as part of the center’s Engage Your World Series: Intercultural Dialogue Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Students and music lovers alike watched and listened with amazement as this exceptional accordionist from China demonstrated her ability to play musical works from around the world with both finesse and power. A highlight of the hour-long performance was Hanzhi’s personal stories about her career, explaining the difference between classical and traditional accordion music, demonstrating the different ways to make sounds with this unique instrument and answering audience questions.

With student from all over campus, Hanzhi Wang helped complete the mission of this series by bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to engage in respectful conversations about global topics.