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Kyra Zhao

Kyra Zhao

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Praise as “ A Born Performer…with brilliant techniques” by Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review. Pianist Kyra Xuerong Zhao is passionate about engaging her audiences through her exciting and po- etically lyrical performances. Ms. Zhao has performed in many prestigious venues and was invited to give recitals in world most famous concert halls in the United States and Asia. Among her solo performances apperance including recitals in Carnegie Hall, “Music & More” festival in New Marlbor- ough, MA, Horvitz Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale Florida, The German Consulate of New York, The Polish Consulate of New York, The Goethe Institute, Steinway Concert Hall, and Klavierhause in New York. Natick Arts Center, MA. Her concerto appearances in- cluding her performance of the Liszt A Major Concerto with the Claremont Chamber Symphony. Ms.Zhao was interviewed by many major newspaper including the newspaper “Berkshire Eagle” with a full page article entitled ” Ms. Zhao has won many top prizes, including the first prize at Bei- jing Young Pianist Competition and the Beijing Piano Festival. Sec- ond prize at The 14th International Chopin Piano Competition in Rome, and “Five Town International Piano Competition” in New York City. Winner of The Mannes Concerto Competition . Bronze medalist in “The Third Seattle International Piano Competition” and also the Best Performance of Chopin and the First prize winner of “2015 Richmond International Piano Competition” in 2015. In the same year after winning the Chopin Competition in Rome, a DVD of her live concert from Beijing entitled “Young Talents” by Tiantian Arts Publishing House was released. Born to a musical family in Beijing, China. Ms.Zhao began her piano stud- ies at the age of five. She was one of the eight students selected from China to attend The Middle School Of The Central Conservatory in Beijing. She traveled to US with earning Merit scholarships (complete tuition covered by her schools) for 10 years . She had earned with honor a BM, and MM from Mannes College of Music. An Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music. And currently pursuing a DMA from Boston University School of Fine Arts. Her major teachers including: Arkady Aronov, Ju-Ying Song, Boris Berman, Perter Frankl, Weiyi Yang, and Boaz Sharon. Ms. Zhao has performed in many master classes, including with Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Yefim Bronfman, Ann Schein, Peter Oundjian, John Perry and etc.

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