Keru Zhang is a pianist currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School studying with Jerome Lowenthal. Keru has won top prizes at many competitions including the Bachauer Scholarship Competition of Juilliard, the National Piano Competition, Asian Music Competition, TOYAMA Asian Youth Music Competition, Weisbaden International Piano Competition, Bonn Beethoven Music Festival Invitation Competition, Chinese Composition Performing Competition, and Union City Young Artist Competition. During her study at the Pre- College Division of the Juilliard School, she gave several solo recitals at Lincoln Center. Keru was also invited as the guest artist for the opening concert of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra in 2010, and guest pianist of the Rising Stars Piano Series at the South Hampton Cultural Center. She has participated in numerous music festivals and performed in recitals around Asia, Europe and USA, including the Beethoven Music Festival in Bonn, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Orford Musique, and the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. When Keru was in eighth grade at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, she released recordings of Moszkowski Etudes, Carl Czerny Etudes Op. 740, the Art of Finger Dexterity, and Chopin Etudes Op.10. As a passionate chamber musician, Keru has participated in the Advanced Piano Trio Program and Intensive Duo Program in Cleveland Institute of Music, worked with Rohan De Silva, members of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Cavani Quartet, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet in master classes, and has collaborated with renowned cellist Lynn Harrell in concert.
Keru was born in Sichuan, China, in 1995. She enrolled at Sichuan Conservatory of Music at the age of 11, and later enrolled at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the age of 13. In 2010 she moved to the United States and began studying with Victoria Mushkatkol in the Pre-College Division of Juilliard. From 2014 to 2018, Keru completed her Bachelor degree studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro.