Pianist Jiayi Shi maintains an active schedule as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist. Since her New York recital debut with violinist Midori at the prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, Ms. Shi has given chamber recitals in notable venues such as Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, St. Luke’s Hall in London, Oji Hall in Tokyo and various concert halls in China and Germany. She performs regularly with many other distinguished musicians, including Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, violin soloist Ryu Goto and Bavarian Radio Orchestra Principal Korbinian Altenberger.
Ms. Shi’s recent concert appearances include recital in the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington D. C, live TV performances with Midori in the KBS series “Classical Odyssey” in Korea, recital appearances in Munich and Regensburg, Germany, recital tour in Nagoya, Japan and radio broadcast performances in Toronto, Canada. Her collaboration with the violinist Ryu Goto has taken her to over 10 major cities on multi-year tours in China to great success. A frequent participating artist for the Aurora Music Festival in Sweden, Weimar Masterclasses and Schleswig-Holstein Masterclasses in Germany, Ms. Shi has also been to concert stages all over Europe delivering performances to enthusiastic acclaim. Upcoming concerts include recital appearances in the Gretna Music Festival in Pennsylvania and the Dock Street Theater in Charleston, SC. Applauded for the sensitivity and poetry of her musical interpretation, Ms Shi’s repertoire spans the entire repertoire for violin and piano. Her strength and interest on various types of classical music also brought her into collaboration on several recording projects for contemporary music with violinist Midori and award winning composer Chad Cannon.
As an educator, Ms. Shi has been on the faculty at Biola University and La Sierra University in Southern California. Recently she has also joined the roster of UCLA and the Colburn School in Los Angeles. She has given master classes in connection with Partners in Performances, a foundation whose mission is to bring classical music to rural areas of USA. In recent years, she has also been invited to give chamber music masterclasses regularly in conservatories in her native land, China.
Born in Shanghai, China, Ms. Shi studied at the distinguished Pre-College Division of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She furthered her music education in the USA, receiving both the Master of Music and Performance Certificate in piano solo from the Eastman School of Music. Ms. Shi completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.