Dr. Yuting Zhou

Yuting ZhouPianist Dr. Yuting Zhou (B.M. Performance, 2014) has been actively performing across the globe, and at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in the US, Kostroma Philharmonic Hall in Russia, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and Steinway Beijing in China. In 2020, she was awarded the second place at "The American Prize" national competition and invited to perform at the International Schiller Institute Conference in the US, the Ehrbar Hall in Austria, and Teatro Colón in Argentina.

Yuting has received top awards at 18 competitions of which she won 8 during her bachelor's studies at Duquesne University. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, she won the Duquesne Concerto Competition twice and appeared with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and 2013. Following her win of the first place at the Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music Piano Competition, she was interview by Jim Cunninghan and a gave a live performance at WQED. Together with her fellow Duquesne alumna Anna Kovalevska, they won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Audition, the First Place at the 15th United States International Duo Piano Competition, and were interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. In addition, Yuting has won the MTNA Pennsylvania State Competition, Women's Advisory Board Scholarship Competition, and received the J. Cornetti Tucci Award, the Student Achievement Recognition Award, and the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

Yuting started her graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music the year she graduated from Duquesne University. She served as a pianist for the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus, while continuing to perform and teach internationally. Her performances have been broadcast and reported by several media platforms. Recent ones include TV channels such as the ABC News, the PeaceEver TV, and print media like the China Times, the US China Press, etc. Yuting has lectured and given masterclasses in multiple universities in China, including the Guangxi Normal University and South China University of Technology. She has served on competition panels in the China division of the Franz Liszt International Youth Piano Competition. As a coach for college applications, she has helped numerous students in achieving their goals of getting admitted into bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in the US and Canada.

A native of China, Yuting started to learn piano under the tutelage of her father at age 3, and since then studied with professors Tan Yingying, Xiong Dao'er, Xian Jingsong, Zuo Yin and Zeng Huijun. She studied with Professor Kenneth Burky and Dean David Allen Wehr at Duquesne University. After studying with Dr. Joanne Polk at Manhattan School of Music, where Yuting received her Master of Music degree and served as a teaching assistant, she earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance in 2020. In her dissertation, she explores the folk elements in solo piano works of the early 21st century. Currently, Yuting is the Organist for Beulah Wesleyan Methodist Church in New York, and the Chair of the Consultant Panel for recruitment at Nanshan Conservatory of Music in China.

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