WENLI ZHOU 周⽂理
Demonstrating consummate musicianship and enthusiastic commitment to the art of musicmaking, pianist Wenli Zhou brings a world-class technique, a deeply-embedded musicality, and infectious excitement to her playing.
Dr. Zhou began her early musical training at the age of five in her native China at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, subsequently making her first public appearance at age six in Chengdu. By age twelve, she was playing concerts, and competing and winning major competitions. As a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Dr. Zhou has given performances on the world’s leading stages including Carnegie Recital Hall, Miller Theaters in New York city, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C., Liszt Academy of Budapest in Hungary, the Netherlands, Japan, Poland, Canada, and numerous cities through China and the United States. She is the recipient of prizes and awards from international and regional competitions, including the World Piano Competition, the twenty-seventh Frinna Awerbuch International Competition of the New York Congress of Piano Teachers, the Houston Tuesday Music Club Young Artist Competition, Grace Welch International Piano Competition in Chicago, the Kankakee (Illinois) Concerto Competition, and the Rislov Foundation Award. She has been invited to perform in festivals such as the American Suzuki Institute, The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the International Holland Music Sessions.
Dr. Zhou holds degrees and diplomas from Rice University (Doctoral of Musical Arts), the University of Michigan (Master of Music), Western Michigan University (Bachelor of Music) and Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Pre-College). Her primary teachers include Robert Roux, Logan Skelton, Arthur Greene, Lori Sims, Silvia Roederer, and Hanguo Yang. Dr. Zhou has served on the faculty the University of Texas Pan American, Houston Community College, and now works as an Associate Professor at Geely Univeristy Chengdu.