Alexis Y. Zhu ~ Pianist ~


Chinese-American pianist Alexis Zhu has been hailed for both her captivatingly

sincere and exhilarating performances.  She was the 1st Prize Winner in William

Garrison International Piano Competition and has performed in such venues as

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as the La Gesse Music Festival in France. 

In 2010, she was chosen as the soloist to perform Mozart's Piano of Concerto No.

17 in G Major, K 453 under Maestro Philippe Entremont at the Manhattan School

of Music in New York City. 

As a soloist and chamber musician, she has made numerous appearances in music

festivals; as a Cliburn Young Artist, at the Las Vegas Music Festival, Pianofest in

the Hamptons, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Mannes

International Keyboard Institute and Festival.  She has previously performed with

musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and collaborates with other 

colleagues in New York City.


As a noted Pedagogue, Ms. Zhu has been invited to lecture at such venues at the

2008 World Piano Pedagogy Conference.  She currently teaches a successful private 

studio in New York City.  Previously, she taught on the Pre-college Piano Faculty of the

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD for seven years.  

Her students have achieved recognition and won prizes in various 

International Piano Competitions. 

D.M.A with Phillip Kawin at the Manhattan School of Music.  M.M.- The Peabody 

Conservatory with Yong Hi Moon.  B.M.-the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; with 

Arthur Greene. Other teachers and mentors have included Boris Slutsky, Paul Schenly, 

Logan Skelton, Oleg Barsov, Zalina Gurevich, and Boaz Sharon.  She has performed in masterclasses for Jerome Lowenthal, Tamas Ungar, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Vladimir 

Feltsman, Jerome Rose, Alexander Korsantia, Susan Starr, and Nelita True

Ms. Zhu is living and based out of New York City.