S2 : Jan. 24 - 30
Hailed by Olin Chism of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as “a highly musical person, a master not only of technique but of interpretation” and Lyn Bronson of Peninsula Reviews as having “a masterful technical control that permitted him to go way beyond technical challenges and reveal the essential beauty and significance of each work he performed,” pianist NING ZHOU has been a laureate in several distinguished international piano competitions.
A native of China, now residing in Texas, he has competed in the 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Fort Worth, the 2015 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels, in addition to victories in several competitions while living in China.
An avid chamber musician, Ning Zhou won first prize in the 3rd Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin Texas, and was invited to perform at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival 2014 in Courmayeur, Italy, and the Decoda Chamber Music Institute in 2016.
Ning holds master’s degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory as well as an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music, while studying with Mack McCray and Sharon Mann, also at the San Francisco Conservatory.
He is currently pursuing his DMA degree as a Teaching Fellow at the UNT College of Music, under the direction of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul. He joined the piano faculty at Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in 2020 and is the official recording engineer and artist with KNS Classic.