Sunday, March 18
Fei Xu is considered one of the country’s leading pedagogues. His students have won top prizes in many national and international piano competitions. He has been named distinguished teacher by the U.S. Department of Education.
Born in Beijing, China, Xu received his music education at the Central Conservatory of Music, where he held BM and MM degrees and served as faculty member. In China, he mainly studied with Zheng Airong, Zhao Pingguo, Pan Yiming and Zhou Quangren. In the United States, Fei has studied piano, harpsichord and organ with George Pappastavrou, John Metz and Robert Clark at Syracuse University and Arizona State University. Xu has given lectures and master classes in China and United States, and has served on the juries of many piano competitions. He has been on the faculty of International Institute for Young Musicians summer camp since 2004.
As an independent teacher, Xu teaches at New Century Conservatory, an award winning piano studio he and his wife Hong Zhu established in Chandler, Arizona.