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Weiwei Zhai


Dr. Weiwei Zhai has been teaching piano and music theory to students ranging from ages 5 to 80 for the past 15 years. She offers students a fun and interactive learning experience. She specializes in teaching children, starting at five years of age, and has successfully prepared students for auditions and exams such as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Royal Conservatory of Music Exams (RCM). Dr. Zhai has taught Manhattan School of Music Summer program which is sponsored by ASCAP and the New York City Council.

Dr. Zhai has performed throughout Asia, North America, and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, playing concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Harvard Club of New York City, Steinway Hall, Trinity Church Wall Street, Yamaha Artist Services, and Beijing National Library Performing Arts Center. As first prize winner of the Concerto Competition at MSM, she performed the Scriabin Piano Concerto with Philippe Entremont. She has also performed with the celebrated conductor, Christian Vásquez, in Italy. Dr. Zhai won top prizes in the Kazakhstan International Piano Competition, and the Five Towns Young Musicians Competition in New York.

Dr. Zhai began studying piano at an early age and won prizes in major national competitions in China. She graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with Manchun Chen. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky and Dr. Inesa Sinkevych. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and Piano Teachers' Congress of New York. Dr. Zhai is in partnership with Steinway & Sons as an educator.

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