- Teaches students:
- Ages 3 to 30
- Teaching since:
Shiqi Zhong, a rising star of Chinese Young Percussionist, was born in 1995. Mr.Zhong began his percussion journey at age of three and soon was recognized as a "percussion prodigy" in his native hometown, Nanjing. As a modern percussionist, Mr. Zhong’s music and performing style represents the new voice and the spirit of 21st century Chinese percussion music.
As a percussion soloist, Mr.Zhong began to perform on stage at the age of five. At age of seven, he has performed many times on behalf of the Chinese Culture Bureau with Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe, where he served as a leading performer and premiered the piece - “Fun Drum”. At age of ten, Mr.Zhong performed many concerts and toured in China for the purpose of culture exchange on behalf of the middle school of China Conservatory. Mr. Zhong’s solo performances has been heard in many countries, such as United States, Singapore, South Africa, Mauritius, etc.
As a classical percussionist, Mr.Zhong collaborated with a number of world class conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Osmo Vänskä, Vladimir Mikhailovich Jurowski, Rossen Milanov and so on. Mr.Zhong served as an orchestra percussionist and toured many places such as Britain, Germany, Finland, Poland, Singapore, United States, etc.
Mr. Zhong has been a prize winner in several competitions, including the 2015 Modern Snare Drum Competition(Fourth Place), the 2013 PAS KoSA Marimba Competition(First Prize), the 2011 International Chinese Marimba Competition(First Prize), the 2008 Jiangsu Province “Music Cup” Competition (Second Prize), and the 2007 Beijing Folk Music Competition (Sunshine Award). As a composer, Mr.Zhong performed his original composition, The Drum Moves the Heart, at the International Chinese Arts Festival in 2009.
Mr.Zhong is currently pursuing a master degree in percussion music at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of Professor Robert van Sice with the full scholarship and an additional academic scholarship. Mr.Zhong previously studied at The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard Pre-College and the middle school of China conservatory.