2022 Piano Fellows

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Bravo! Vail strives to enhance the health and vibrancy of the performing arts field through professional development. The Bravo! Vail Piano Fellows program allows two up-and-coming pianists, selected by Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott, unparalleled access to the orchestra and other renowned Festival musicians, and the opportunity to collaborate and perform with other artists. Additionally, Bravo! Vail is proud to showcase outstanding chamber musicians and ensembles in the early stages of major professional careers. All these young artists benefit immeasurably by performing, teaching, and learning throughout the Vail community, in concert and collaboration. 

Bravo! Vail is thrilled to announce the 2022 Piano Fellows, Avery Gagliano and Zhu Wang. Both emerging artists will be performing in Community Concerts in locations around Vail Valley.

Avery Gagliano


Having just made her Carnegie Hall debut and released her debut album “Reflections” on the Steinway & Sons label, 20-year-old pianist Avery Gagliano captures audiences with her sensitivity, emotional depth, and musical expression.  Avery gained international attention as the First Prize and Best Concerto Prize winner of the 2020 10th National Chopin Piano Competition, and was the only American semifinalist at the 18th International Chopin Competition in 2021.

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Avery Gagliano

Zhu Wang


Praised by The New York Times as “a superb pianist, a thoughtful, sensitive performer” and Fou Ts’ong as “an incredible talent with a natural feeling of harmony and imagination,” pianist Zhu Wang’s engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of musicianship and poise. Winner of 2020 Young Concert Artists International Audition, he was awarded the Stern Young Artist Development Award, which is supported by the Linda and Isaac Stern Foundation. Zhu showcases his artistry as both a passionate soloist and dedicated chamber musician.

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Zhu Wang