Ms. Sophia (Shuhui) Zhou is a classical pianist based in New York City. Born and raised in Shanghai, she was offered full scholarship by Oberlin College as the first double-degree bachelor student from mainland, China. She has obtained Bachelor of Music degree on piano performance, Bachelor of Arts degree on German Literature and Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music. She spent a year furthering her duo study in Vienna, Austria,during which she was under tutorage of Jan Jiraceck von Arnim, professor of University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna and Morton Solvik, renowned Mahler scholar.

     Her concert appearances include Franz Liszt Saal in Vienna, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Weil Concert Hall, Steinway and Son hall, National Library of Catolonia and Casa Elizalde of Barcelona, Juventudes Musicales of Sevilla, German Consulate of New York, Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., Shanghai Concert Hall, etc. She has played in masterclasses of Richard Goode, Ruth Slenszynska, Ann Schein, Jacque Rouvier, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Barry Douglas, Christopher Elton, Leslie Howard, Bernd Goetzke, Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, etc. Her appearances in music festivals such as the Mannes Sound Festival, Piano Texas Festival, Barcelona Piano Academy, Beethoven Institute, Euroarts Festival in Austria, Baroque Performance Institute and Holland Music Sessions have been highly acclaimed. She is the winner of the V BPA International Piano Award of Barcelona Piano Academy 2016, engaged for 5 solo recitals throughout Spain.

     In addition to standard solo piano repertoire, Sophia is a highly sought-after chamber musician in various fields. As the piano soloist in Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, she performed, recorded and premiered contemporary pieces by composers such as Andrew Norman, Benjamin Broening and Thomas Ades. She is an active collaborative pianist, under the tutelage of Cristina Stanescu and Vlad Iftinca, assistant conductor in the Metropolitan Opera House. She is also at home with harpsichord and chamber organ continuo playing, frequently performing with Mannes Baroque Ensemble as well as Bach institute in Emmanuel Music, Boston. 

     Ms. Sophia Zhou is currently a collaborative piano fellow in Bard College and Conservatory in Annadale-on-Hudson, working in the Vocal Arts Program under the tutelage of Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama.