China, Rui’an Zhejiang Piano
Praised as “the pianist with first-class musical sensitivity and excellent technique” by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Zuoxiao Lyu is a Chinese concert pianist and piano educator. Lyu performs solo recitals and chamber music concerts through the United States, Asia, and Europe, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. His first album will be released in July 2021. The album includes Chopin’s Second Piano Sonata and Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit.
As a music educator, his students have numerous award recognitions, including the first place in Federation Cup International Chopin Music Competition and Japan Osaka- Kobe International Piano Competition. Besides, his pedagogical article Teaching Sight-Reading: More Than Saying “Practice More and Eyes on the Score” was selected as a runner-up in collegiate writing contest and was published on Piano Magazine in 2020 fall.
Since 2018, Lyu has been invited to give masterclasses on tour in China. He is also one of the judges in the Boya China Piano Competition and the Ninth Asia Youth Piano Competition.
Born in a musician family, Lyu received the piano training from his parents in his childhood. In 2015, Lyu started his piano studies in the United States. He holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Professor Alexandre Moutouzkine. In 2016, Lyu was sent to Royal College of Music in London by Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Fergus Gordon Thompson. Now he is pursuing his Doctor of Music degree at the Moores School of Music of the University of Houston with Dr. Andrew Staupe and Nancy Weems through scholarships.
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