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Max Zhang


Max Zhang, 13 year old, is the son of Drs. Hong Lan and Joe Zhang. He is an 8th grade middle school student. He has been studying piano with Dr. Ellen Price Elder since 2010. Max has many accomplishments in the areas of piano, academics and math. He has won multiple championships in the state piano competitions since 2013. Max won Gold Medals in Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Solo Performance in 2014 and 2016. He scored the highest composite score in MMTA in 2013 and 2015. In addition, he won the 1st place at Gulf Coast Steinway Music Festival in 2015 and the 1st places at the State Bach Festival in 2017. Max is also a flute player and he takes flute lesson from Dr. Danilo Mezzadri. Max was selected to perform at the District Honor Band as the only one middle school student in his hometown.

Apart from music, Max has won various academic awards including the 1st place of Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search in the State of Mississippi in 2016 and the 1st place of 2016 State Chapter MathCounts competition.

In his spare time, Max enjoys swimming, playing Rubik’s cube and computer games.

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