Pianist Weiwei Zhai was born and raised in Chengdu, China. In middle school she was accepted to the Affiliated School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with Professor Manchun Chen. She came to New York City to continue her studies at Manhattan School of Music where she is currently completing his Doctor of Music degree as a student of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Weiwei has earned prizes at such competitions as the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition at the Manhattan School of Music, Five Towns Young Artists Piano Competition, and the Third Kazakhstan International Piano Competition in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has performed at such venues as Weill Recital Hall, The Harvard Club of New York City and the Bejing National Library Performing Arts Center. Weiwei’s interest in repertoire includes Mozart piano concertos, solo works by Brahms, Schumann, Franck as well as modern composers such as Copland, Carlos Chavez, Messiaen, Boulez, and Steve Reich.
“I create a supportive, nurturing environment for my students to explore, enjoy and create music together. My intention is to foster an appreciation for music. I will also pass on techniques to help their practicing at home”