TIANXU ZHOU: Biogrpahy
Dr. Tianxu Zhou, originally from Beijing, is a choral conductor, collegiate vocal professor and international performer throughout Asia and Europe. Currently he teaches voice and conducts the choral program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is an alumni of China’s Central Conservatory and Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia.
As a singer, Dr. Zhou is featured in concerts and operatic productions both in America and abroad throughout China, Japan and Europe. He performed numerous operas with the Washington National Opera under the direction of Placido Domingo where he shared the stage with vocal greats such as José Carreras, Sherrill Milnes, and, Denyce Graves. He has also performed as a soloist with many renowned orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin where he sang the bass solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Some of his more recent performances are the Saint John’s Passion with Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra in Providence, and performance tours in Italy and Greece.
In addition to the University vocal groups at the University of Massachusetts, conducting credits include director of the Loudoun Chorale, conductor for the Rhode Island College Mens’ Choir as well as the conductor of the Beijing Community Choir. Dr. Zhou is a sought after clinician and guest conductor where he has directed the Tri-County Choral Festival in Southeastern Massachusetts and the South East Massachusetts MMEA District Junior Chorus. Recent choral performances include a collaboration with Grammy award winning artist Paul Winter of his composition Missa Gaia.