Zheng Ma


BM, Manhattan School of Music

PSC, Manhattan School of Music

Zheng Ma was born in the city of Shenyang, in the northeast of China in 1987 and began his piano lessons at age four. His parents shared his passion for music. He studied with Quming Zhang at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and later on, after winning a tri-state reginal piano competition, his family decided to move to Beijing so he could study at the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School. In 2004 he came to the United States to study with Alexander Braginsky at the University of Minnesota on full scholarship.


He transferred to Manhattan School of Music in 2007, where he was a full-scholarship student of Solomon Mikowsky in the Bachelor of Music Degree program from 2007-2011. Zheng has coached with Daniel Avshalomov, of the American String Quartet and Marc Silverman, Department Chair of Piano at MSM. He also participated in master classes by Vladimir Krainev, John Perry, Lee Kum-Sing, Philippe Entremont and Anthony de Mare, etc. He has recently graduated from his Professional Studies Certificate program under the tutelage of Phillip Kawin at Manhattan School of Music.


Zheng Ma won first prizes at the the Northeastern China Piano Competition and the Schubert Club Competition in the United States. He also won Second Prize in the China National Competition. He was the winner of Koch Concerto Competition at Manhattan School of Music in 2010. His performance experience includes recitals in Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, NY City Center, New York Live Arts, Manhattan School of Music, Minneapolis/Saint. Paul and Beijing. He enjoys watching sports and playing wide receiver position with friends. He is also into reading autobioraphies and literature on humanity.