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Nancy Zheng


Nancy Zheng, age 15, is a sophomore at Leland High School in San Jose, California. She has been studying piano with Mrs. Kai Chi Zhu since she was five years old.

Nancy made her 45 minutes solo recital debut as a guest soloist at the Century Club of California in San Francisco in April, 2018. As winner of the piano concerto competitions, Nancy performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (first movement) with the El Camino Youth Senior Symphony (Golden State Youth Orchestra) and the Palo Alto Philharmonic in 2017.

Nancy has won numerous prizes at the piano competitions, such as first place at the Great Composer Competition (Best Beethoven Performance and Best Chopin Performance), first place at the US New Star Piano Competition, first places and outstanding gold medalist awards at the US Open Music Competition, first prize at the Marian Filice Piano Competition, second place at the Sylvia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition, a finalist at the Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition, etc. 

In the summer of 2019, Nancy participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artists Piano Program. Inspired by the service events she took part in at BUTI, Nancy founded and now serves as the president of her school’s Music Club, where students perform at local senior centers.

Besides music, Nancy loves reading, math, biology, dancing, and rooting for local sports teams.


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