Ziyue Zeng, 16, is a Junior from Aptos. She began her piano studies at 6 and has been studying piano with Dr. Chia-Lin Yang since 2018. She is a recipient of Santa Cruz Symphony Muller Scholarship in 2019-2022. She won top prizes in many competitions, including: 2022 Pacific International Piano Competition, 2022 Silicon Valley Music Competition, 36th Annual Celia Mendez Young Pianists Beethoven Competition, 2021-2022 KAMSA; 2021 BIMC, 2021 France Music Competition, 2021 Pacific Rim International Music Festival Competition; 2020 Cesar Franck International Piano Competition, 2020 USIMC, 2020 Costa Rica Piano Competition & Festival, etc.
She will perform with GSYO Senior Symphony and Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony in 2022-23 Season as a winner of both concerto competitions. She was invited to perform at the 2020 Annual Baroque Masterclass at the Community Music Center, San Francisco and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. She has played in masterclasses with Jeff LaDeur, John Blacklow, Ronald Brautigam, Sonia Leong, The Lee Trio, Vladimir Khomyakov, and Anna Dmytrenko. She is a member of Young Chamber Musician in Burlingame and SCCYS. She attended BUTI Young Artists Piano Program in summer 2022. In addition to playing piano, she likes reading, photographing, running as well as listening to music.