MM, Piano Performance, NYU
BM, Piano Performance, Queens College CUNY
Office: Silver Center for the Arts 304
Zi Liang is an avid performer and educator. She had her concerto debut under the baton of Maestro Maurice Peress in Qunees, NY. In 2012, Zi premiered Leo Kraft’s Five Piano Pieces with a Reprise and Brian Fennelly’s Three Piano Pieces for the New York Composers. As a harpsichordist, her recent appearances are the performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variation at CCM and all-Vivaldi’s concert with Collegium Cincinnati at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati. In 2016, she was awarded Best Piano Accompaniment at The Fourth Chorus Art Festival in Inner Mongolia, China. Zi is also an active member of Music Teacher National Association since 2016. Her appearances as a music pedagogue including several presentations at the regional conferences of Music Teacher National Association and the article publication with MTNA e-Journal. After teaching piano private lessons and group classes as adjunct instructor and teaching assistant at NYU and CCM, Zi and her husband, Dr. Adam Mayon founded A to Z Music Studio in Cincinnati in 2018, which relocated in Plymouth, NH a year later.
A native of Xi’an, China, Zi came to the United States in 2008 to continue her study, and later earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY, after two years of undergraduate study at the China Conservatory of Music previously. Zi earned her Advanced Certificate in Music Education after receiving her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at New York University. Currently, Zi is completing her doctoral degree in Piano at College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati with secondary research area in Piano Pedagogy and Harpsichord. Her principle teachers are Michael Chertock, Michelle Conda, Michael Unger, Jeffrey Swann, and Morey Ritt.
Zi currently serves as Collaborative Pianist at the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department of Plymouth State University. Her current project is a 2-CD album on J.S. Bach ‘s Goldberg Variations on harpsichord and piano, which is aimed to release in 2020 under MSR Classics.