Haobing Zhu Adjunct Assistant Professor of Piano


  • Piano

East Lansing, MI 48824


Haobing Zhu has been appointed adjunct assistant professor of piano in the MSU College of Music. She also serves as the assistant professor of piano at the music college of Shanghai Normal University.

As a winner of the MSU Collegiate Honors Competition, Zhu gave her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in April 2012. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she studied with Jianzhong Wang, receiving her Master of Music degree in piano performance with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music with Wha Kyung Byun. As the recipient of the prestigious Catherine Herrick Cobb Fellowship, she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University with Professor Deborah Moriarty. Teachers also include Langhuan Ye, Xiao Luo, and Qingfeng Chen.

Originally from China, Zhu gave her first public performance at Shanghai Concert Hall at age 12. The First Prize winner of the Shanghai Conservatory Mozart Concerto Competition (adjudicated by renowned pianist Fou Ts’ong), Zhu has won major prizes in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, and the Kawai National Piano Competition. She has also appeared as soloist with the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she was invited to perform with the EOS Orchestra at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing. She has been featured in the concert series of Shanghai International Spring Music Festival, Shanghai Conservatory, Rising Star (Boston), Works by Christian Wolff at the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Encore concert series in Italy.

Zhu is passionate about promoting awareness of Chinese traditional music in American culture. Through her study in China and the U.S., she is increasingly aware of the importance of intercultural exchange and the importance and power of music to bridge cultural gaps and promote mutual understanding. She was the recipient of Michigan State University’s All-University Diversity Award. She also received the Individual Artist Grant from the Greater Lansing (Michigan) Arts Council.