Pianist Fifi Zhang made her debut with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic at age 11, playing the Saint-Saens G minor Concerto. She was the first-prize winner of the Music Teachers National Association Junior and Senior Piano Competitions in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Fifi has performed in concert halls throughout Canada, Finland, Spain, Korea, and Poland, and has spent summers at the Banff Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, and Chautauqua Institute. An alumnus of the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange, she holds a BA in History from Columbia University and an MM in Piano Performance from Juilliard. She has also received a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes School of Music. Former teachers include Marjorie Lee, Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio, and Pavlina Dokovska. Fifi is currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, as a student of Ursula Oppens.