A native of Canada, Owen Zhou holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. He received his master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Alan Chow, and a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he worked with Dr. Douglas Humpherys. Owen was the top prize-winner in the Ekstrand Graduate Student Performance Competition as well as a recipient of the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Award at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Owen made his New York debut with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta in 2012, where he performed the rarely heard Scriabin Piano Concerto as the first prize winner of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta International Concerto Competition.

A resident of Denver, Colorado, Owen maintains a full teaching studio. He has also made a name for himself as an audio engineer and cinematographer in the Denver area. The quality of his work has gained him numerous high profile clients such as the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and members of the Colorado Symphony.

An avid mountaineer and skier in his spare time, Owen is on his way to climb all 58 of Colorado’s famed 14ers, mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation. This journey has become the inspiration for a multi-media performance project with music composed by composer and pianist Paul Sanchez.


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