Originally from Suzhou, China, pianist Jingyi Zhou is currently a first-year master student from the piano pedagogy and performance program at University of Toronto. Before coming to Toronto, Jingyi was studying piano performance at Bard Conservatory of Music in the United States. Her piano teachers include Midori Koga, James Parker, Benjamin Hochman, Misha Namirovsky, and Elise Yun. In addition to her passion for music, Jingyi is also interested in German Literature. She received Bachelor of Arts degree in German Studies from Bard College. In 2020 Jingyi attended Humboldt Universität in Berlin as an exchange student, studying German literature. She is currently the teaching assistant of the German Lieder Class at University of Toronto.
Jingyi took part in the Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain in 2016 and the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine in 2018; and won awards at the Yamaha competition, Asian music competition, and Chow’s scholarship competition. Jingyi was also the recipient of Chinese Government Study Abroad Scholarship, William Weaver’s Prize in Music and Language, Kayserburg Scholarship, Ginny Medland Green Graduate Fellowship in Music, and Yoshiteru Koga and Sumiko Hara Piano Pedagogy Scholarship.