Headshot of Jinzhao Xu

Jinzhao Xu

Collaborative Piano

2023 Collaborative Pianist

Jinzhao Xu is a staff pianist at the Tianjin Juilliard School. He is a prize winner of the 49th KAWAI Music Competition in Japan, the 7th Lyon International Piano Competition in France, and the 17th Romanian Juvenile International Piano Competition in Romania. He has also won many piano concerto competitions, such as the Concerto Competition in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in U.S. and the 26th Tel-Hai Piano Concerto Competition in Israel. Xu has played with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Canada), Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (China), SFCM Orchestra (U.S.), and Raanana Symphoette (Israel). He has performed in many famous music halls, such as Beijing National Theater, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and Taipei Zhongshan Hall.

Xu is also a chamber musician. As the founder of “Oak Piano Trio,” he won the National First Prize in MTNA Chamber Music String Competition alongside his group members. He is currently a member of “Trio Con Fuoco.”

Additionally, Xu has played extensively as a collaborative pianist. He won the “Excellent Coach Award” in the 2nd China International Cello Competition in Datong, Shanxi Province (2017) and the 7th China National Juveniles Cello Competition in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province (2018).

Xu graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM). And in 2022, he received a Master’s degree in chamber music piano from the Tianjin Juilliard School and won the “Tianjin Juilliard School Prize.”