Professor, Piano Department
The Tianjin Juilliard School
DMA, New England Conservatory of Music
Chinese pianist Feng Niu is known for her vivacious and sensitive collaboration with some of the most promising instrumentalists of recent years. The highlight of her recent and upcoming performances include appearances at the “First Monday Series” in Boston’s Jordan Hall, Strathmore’s “Music at the Mansion”, the Cranbrook Guild Music Series in Michigan, and the Phillips Collections’s “Sunday Concerts Series” in Washington DC.
Niu is a long-term partner with flutist virtuoso Annie Wu, who is the winner of Astral Artists’ 2015 Auditions as well as the First Prize winner of the 2016 James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. Recently they recorded a debut album titled “They Call Me Mignon: 11 variations on a voice”, and their performance has been broadcast nationally on WETA classical radio. Her commitment to community engagement has lead to collaborations with the Music For Food initiative in Boston, the New England Conservatory Community Partnerships Program.
At the New England Conservatory, she is in frequent demand as a collaborative pianist working with renowned artists such as Paula Robison, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Kim Kashkashian, and Laurence Lesser.
Niu received her early piano training under the guidance of professor Shiyu Zhou at Shanghai Conservatory. She made her solo recital debut at the age of 10, and was a top prize winner at the Hong Kong Young Pianist Competition, Yamaha Asia Piano Competition, and Lagny Sur Marne International Piano Competition in France.
Niu came to the U.S. in 2012, working with Mr. Gabriel Chodos at the New England Conservatory. She is currently pursuing a highly sought-after Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, working with Dr. Pei-Shan Lee.