After winning the Concerto Competition at the Glenn Gould School, Edward Zhou performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with Johannes Debus in February 2016 at Koerner Hall.
Edward made his orchestra debut at the age of 15 performing the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Evan Mitchell and collaborated again with the orchestra with the same conductor performing the Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1. He has won top prizes in many local, regional and national competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Festival of Toronto and Performing Arts BC.
Edward Zhou also held many musical fundraising concerts. He performed in a relief concert for the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008 which attracted newspaper attention. His charity concert for the BC Children’s Hospital was a huge success and he raised over $10,000.
He is also a sought after chamber artist and given performances at the Arts and Letters Music Club, Toronto and the Women’s Arts Association, Toronto. He has studied with chamber artists such as Paul Kantor, Geoff Nuttall, Andres Diaz, Denis Brott and Desmond Hoebig amount others.
Edward Zhou is based in Vancouver but received his Performance Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto while under full scholarship under the tutelage of James Anagnoson and Li Wang. He also worked with many acclaimed artists such as John Perry, John O’Connor, Sasha Starcevich, Jamie Parker and Robert McDonald . His previous teacher includes Edward Parker and Ian Parker.
He has experience teaching the RCM curriculum and has worked with children and teens. He believes in nurturing creativity and developing musicianship in each and every student. Apart from his musical endeavors, Edward Zhou is a certified lifeguard and trophy winning ice skater.