Jia Shi, pianist, embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region, was born into a musical family in Guangzhou. She was strongly influenced by her grandfather, Mingxin Shi, a renowned conductor there. Ms. Shi’s many competition awards include the Sendai Piano Competition in Japan, the Kaiserburg Competition in China, the Horowitz Piano competition in Kiev, Ukraine, and in 2005 the National Haiziman Piano Competition in China, where she won First Prize and recognition for Best Performance. Her musical education includes several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, four years of study for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under world renowned professor Zhihong Guo. Most recently, under her teacher at the New England Conservatory, international soloist Alexander Korsantia, she earned a second Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. Ms. Shi teaches at several Boston schools and at the New England Conservatory as well, as teaching assistant to Mr. Korsantia, her students are undergraduates and non-piano majors. She recently performed publicly with him at one of a concert series on Cape Cod featuring NEC players.
For the past decade, she has freelanced as a coach for pianists of all ages and stages. Many have gone on to music conservatories. Ms. Shi participates in production of the Boston Modern Orchestra’s concerts as well as various competitions, here and in China. Ms. Shi is founder of New England Piano Cultural Exchange. In 2017, Ms. Shi successfully organize piano program in Tanglewood; the Chairperson of Hamlet Davidson Piano Competition; the Board of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association; and the director of Global Outstanding Chinese Artist Association. Ms. Shi is also an Artist Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory Music festival; Piano Faculty at both Dana Hall School of Music and Concord Conservatory; Musical Director at Dana Hall School of Music.