Associate Professor of Piano
Pianist Yin Zheng, currently Associate Professor of Piano and Director of the Keyboard Studies, enjoys a vibrant career of performing and teaching across Europe, US, and Asia. She has been featured on stages such as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, and is praised by the legendary pianist Fou Tsong as a unique interpreter of the music of Mozart.
Natively from shanghai, China, she earned degrees from both Royal Conservatory of Brussels and from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in the U.S. She has won first prizes in national and international competitions held in New York; she was also invited as the first pianist from the North America to perform at the Kirovohrad Spring Music Festival in Ukraine. Dr. Zheng regularly appears as guest performer and teacher throughout both U.S. and international higher institutions including: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Shanghai Normal University, Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to name a few. She recently recorded all 16 Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Wolfgang A. Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, with award-winning violinist Bin Huang. Her solo début album on Belgian composer Joseph Jongen is set to be released in 2022 on Italian label Dynamic Records, distributed worldwide by Naxos. Dr. Zheng is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the VCU Global Summer Institute of Music.