BIOGRAPHY

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

Qinquan Zhang received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music with a minor in music theory. He is currently enrolled in a Masters Degree joint program in Piano Performance and Music Education at Manhattan School of Music and Teachers College, Columbia University in the city of New York. 

 

Zhang started to play the piano from a young age. He has received intense professional training in both piano performance and music theory in China since primary school. He is also the recipient of top prizes of piano competitions including, but not limited to Xinghai Cup Piano Competition, ZhongSin International Piano Competition, Lira Piano Competition, Nice International Piano Competition, International Young Pianist Competition. He performed at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Greenfield Hall, Mixon Hall, Kulas Hall, etc. in the United States, China, Japan, Singapore, and Europe. He has been invited to perform at Gläserner Saal, Musikverein and the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall in 2022. Zhang actively participated in music festivals such as 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. 

 

As a music educator, Zhang interned as a music teacher at Beijing Special Education School and Beijing Tuanjiehu District Second Primary School. He worked as the exclusive assistant for the Head of Piano Department of Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Kathryn Brown, and the assistant to Mr. Jeffrey Cohen through his undergraduate and graduate study. Zhang is currently working as the Applied Piano Lesson instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University..

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