Jia Shi, pianist, is known for her infection enthusiasm, and dynamic performances. She embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region and was born into a musical family in Guangzhou. She was strongly influenced by her grandfather, Mingxin Shi, a renowned conductor in China. Ms. Shi has won top prizes in several prestigious Chinese Competitions, including First prize and recognition for Best Performance in the Kaiserburg Competition in China. Other competition awards include the Sendai Piano Competition in Japan, the Horowitz Piano competition in Kiev, Ukraine. Her musical education includes several full scholarships for Graduate study with international soloist Alexander Korsantia at New England Conservatory, undergraduate and graduate studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under world renowned professor Zhihong Guo.
Ms. Shi is embarked on a teaching career in the Boston region. Ms. Shi is founder of New England Piano Cultural Exchange. In 2017, Ms. Shi successfully organize piano program in Tanglewood; She has long-term cooperative relationship with several top music schools in United States, including the Juilliard School of Music, and Manhattan Music, Longy School of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University. From years, dozens of students were selected by juries and specially invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York; Mozart University in Salzburg, Austria and National Concert Hall in Paris, France; Paderewski Music Hall in Tarnow, Poland. Ms. Shi is selected as Honorary Teacher by Steinway & Son. Ms. Shi serves as the Chairperson of Hamlet Davidson Piano Competition; the Chairperson of Music Teacher National Association State Performance Competition; Director of Global Outstanding Chinese Artist Association; the Board of Massachusetts Music Teacher Association; Ms. Shi is also an Artist Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory Music festival; Piano Faculty at Dana Hall School of Music and Community Musical Theater Director at Dana Hall School of Music.
Highlights of her 2019-22 season includes performances of 250 Anniversary of Beethoven in Boston. During 2020 Pandemic, with support of Steinway & Son, Ms. Shi organized Fund-raising Concert for people who affected by the pandemic. Two students are honored to be laureates in Chopin Competition for the youth in Poland.