Jingze Sarah Gao
PQ Director/Piano Department Chair
Piano Department Assistant at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
BM, New England Conservatory of Music
MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Professional Performance Diploma --San Francisco Conservatory of Music
DMA Candidate, University of Southern California
Jingze Sarah Gao discovered her musical talent at the age of five and won her first piano competition award by the age of ten. She was the prize winner in the national and international piano competitions and has actively performed piano solo, piano duo, and chamber music concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia include California, Boston, and Florida in the United States, Beijing, Shanghai, and Harbin in the China, and Murcia in Spain and also Italy.
The Music Critics from the Murcia Regional News has remarked “Even of all admirable performances, I can not forget the reencounter with Schubert with an exquisite version of magnificent fantasy “the wanderer” a re-encounter that for itself worth for all competition,” for her Schubert Wanderer Fantasy Performance.
She has invited by WUSF Live Radio for interviews and performances as a young artist and has participated in many festivals such as Amalfi Music and Arts Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, and RPPF (Rebecca Penny Piano Festival).
Gao is also enthusiastically engaged as an orchestral pianist where she was worked with NEC Philharmonia Orchestra, NEC Symphony Orchestra, and NEC Wind Ensemble. She has participated in many orchestral concerts with conductors such as Ken-David Masur, Hugh Wolff, Jeffrey Kahane, Andrew Litton, Viktor Hartmann, David Loebel, and Charles Peltz.
Gao earned her Bachelor of Music with Academic Honors at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her Master of Music degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of professor Yoshikazu Nagai.
Additionally, Gao is an active piano teacher with experience teaching young children through adults since 2014. Many of her students received local piano competitions, selected by young artist music festivals, and archived ABRSM (Associated Board Royale School of Music) Piano Exam.