Jing Zhou is a composer and guzheng performer. She fuses new and bold musical ideas with her traditional Chinese musical heritage to create a distinct compositional style. She recently finished her DMA in composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where she studied with Zhou Long, James Mobberley and Chen Yi. Previously, Zhou completed her Master’s in Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor’s in Composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
As a composer and performer, Zhou is a fixture at events around the world, with her music performed in halls across China, America, and Europe. Groups that have performed her pieces include Music from China, 15.19 Clarinet Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, members of Eighth Blackbird, and the NEC Philharmonia. Zhou was a ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award finalist, and was selected by Louis Andriessen for the Young Composers Project at the Beijing Modern Music Festival.