Xinyi “Michelle” Zhao, piano
Xinyi “Michelle” Zhao appeared on Show 287, recorded in April 2014, at age 18.
Program bio from Show 287:
Xinyi “Michelle” Zhao (piano), 18, is from Guandong, China. She is a recipient of Jack Kent Cooke’s Young Artist Award. Xinyi currently lives in Interlochen, Michigan, where she studies with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She won first prize in the TOYAMA Hong Kong Asia Youth Piano Competition in 2003, the “QinXing” Piano Competition in 2004, and the 20th Italy Barletta International Youth Musician Competition. Xinyi also won the Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition in 2011. Outside of music, Xinyi likes movies and photography.