Jia Shi, China/USA
Jia Shi, pianist is known for her infection enthusiasm, and dynamic performances.
Rembarked on a teaching career in the Boston region, was born into a musical family in Guangzhou. She was strongly influenced by her grandfather, Mingxin Shi, a renowned conductor in China. Ms. Shi has won top prizes in several prestigious Chinese Competitions, including First prize and recognition for Best Performance in the Kaiserburg Competition in China. Other competition awards include the Sendai Piano Competition in Japan, the Horowitz Piano competition in Kiev, Ukraine. Her musical education includes several full scholarships for Graduate study with international soloist Alexander Korsantia at New England Conservatory, undergraduate and graduate studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under world renowned professor Zhihong Guo.
Ms. Shi is embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region. Ms. Shi is founder of New England Piano Cultural Exchange. In 2017, Ms. Shi successfully organize piano program in Tanglewood; She has long-term cooperative relationship with several top music schools in United States, including the Juilliard School of Music, and Manhattan Music, Longy School of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University. From years, dozens of students were selected by juries and specially invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, Mozart University in Austria and National Concert Hall in Paris. Ms. Shi is selected as Honorary Teacher by Steinway & Son. Ms. Shi serves as the Chairperson of Hamlet Davidson Piano Competition; the Board of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association; Director of Global Outstanding Chinese Artist Association; the Board of Massachusetts Music Teacher Association; Ms. Shi is also an Artist Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory Music festival; Piano Faculty at both Dana Hall School of Music and Concord Conservatory; Musical Theater Director at Dana Hall School of Music.
Highlights of her 2019-21 season includes performances of 250 Anniversary of Beethoven in Boston. During 2020 Pandemic, with support of Steinway & Son, Ms. Shi organized Fund-raising Concert for people who affected by the pandemic.