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BIOGRAPHY

Described as "a passionate performer and excellent pianist" by Ming-Qiang Li.

Qinquan Zhang is an accomplished musician, holding a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a minor in music theory from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Further advancing his musical expertise, he earned a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an additional Master's degree in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, both situated in the vibrant city of New York. Currently, Zhang is immersed in advanced studies under the guidance of the esteemed Professor Kevin Kenner at the University of Miami, focusing on Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy.

Zhang's musical journey began at a young age, with intensive professional training in piano performance and music theory starting in middle school in China. His remarkable talent has been recognized with top honors in prestigious piano competitions, including the Xinghai Cup Piano Competition, ZhongSin International Piano Competition, Lira Piano Competition, Nice International Piano Competition, and International Young Pianist Competition. His performances have graced renowned venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Greenfield Hall, Mixon Hall, Kulas Hall, Gläserner Saal at Musikverein, and the Elgar Room at Royal Albert Hall.  Actively participating in international music festivals, Zhang has been featured at the Amalfi Music Festival in Italy, MusicAlp International Music Academy in France, Summit Music Festival in the United States, Shanghai International Piano Academy, and Beijing International Music Festival Academy in China.

In addition to his impressive performance career, Zhang has contributed to music education through internships as a music teacher at Beijing Special Education School and Beijing Tuanjiehu District Second Primary School. His roles as the exclusive assistant to Ms. Kathryn Brown, Head of the Piano Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and as an assistant to Mr. Jeffrey Cohen at the Manhattan School of Music during both undergraduate and graduate studies underscore his commitment to excellence. Adding to his pedagogical repertoire, Zhang served as an Applied Piano Lesson instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Zhang currently serves as a teaching assistant in the Music Preparatory Program at the University of Miami, further enriching the musical community with his expertise. Zhang has also actively participated in the Suzuki Method and Yamaha Educational System conferences to expand his teaching approaches. In addition to Zhang's teaching experiences, his articles have been published in the leading Chinese piano magazine Piano Artistry

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