Several years of teaching students of all ages (young children to adults) and levels (beginners to advanced) in both private and group settings.
Doctoral of Musical Arts, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music.
Weiwei Z. is a pianist currently based in New York. She has performed the Scriabin Piano Concerto with conductor Philippe Entremont as first prize winner of the annual Concerto Competition at Manhattan School of Music. Other recent performances include concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Harvard Club of New York City, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Artists Service Piano Salon and Beijing National Library Performing Arts Center. She has also performed in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, Fort Worth, Beijing, Chengdu and in several other major cities in China.
Weiwei is the top prize winner of multiple national and international competitions. She won the third prizes in both Kazakhstan International Piano Competition and Five Towns Young Musicians Competition in New York. She is the recipient of the First Class Scholarship at Central Conservatory of Music and the Vera Blacker Scholarship at Manhattan School of Music where she is currently named to the Dean’s List.
As a private piano teacher in NYC and previously in China, she develops a strong passion on teaching. She incorporates folk and popular music in addition to classical repertoire into the curriculum to match students’ interests. She has prepared students successfully for recitals and auditions for several years. In addition to private teaching, she is currently an instructor of Keyboard Skills, Required Piano and elective piano classes in both the classical and musical theater divisions at Manhattan School of Music.
Born in China, Weiwei began her musical studies at an early age with Hanguo Yang and went on to study with Chenggang Yang at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu. In 2005, she entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with Manchun Chen, placing first in her entrance exams. She has performed in solo recitals, chamber music and vocal collaborative recitals, as well as in student composers’ showcase concerts. She has also performed in master classes for Christopher Elton, Robert McDonald, Gilbert Kalish, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Menahem Pressler, Jerome Rose, Peter Serkin, and Eleanor Sokoloff.
As an active chamber musician, she has collaborated with strings and woodwind players, performing a wide range of repertoire. Her piano trio was recently invited to play at MSM International Advisory Board Reception in May 2018. Her chamber music coaches include Jeffery Cohen, Wolfram Koessel, Nicholas Mann, Philippe Muller, Marc Silverman, and Inesa Sinkevych. Weiwei is currently a DMA candidate at Manhattan School of Music. She has studied with Solomon Mikowsky since 2009.
In addition to teaching and playing concerts, Weiwei enjoys movies, jogging, and cooking.