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Luyao Zachary Guo

Twelve years old Zachary Guo has been very passionate about classical music since his early childhood. 

Pianist Zachary has won 2nd prize of the elementary category in Chopin Award in Schubert Club 2015 Piano Competition in Greenwich, CT,  1st prize in 2016 Piano Teachers’ Congress of New York Piano Competition, 1st prize in 2017 American Protégé Piano Competition, and 1st prize in 2017 Rondo Young Artists Festival.  As a cellist, Zachary has won 1st prize in the 2017 American Protégé String Competition and 2nd prize in the 2017 Rondo Young Artists Festival. He is currently the cellist of the String Quartet in Stamford Music and Arts Academy.

Zachary’s piano and cello playing have brought him to Weill Hall of the Carnegie Hall three times. He has appeared in the Stella Concert Series in NYC and Music in the Park of the Impromptu Classical Music Recitals Series as a pianist. In 2017 and 2018, Zachary played Mozart piano Concerto No. 23 in A major K. 488 and Beethoven Concerto No.1 in C major Op. 15, respectively, with the Torun Symphony Orchestra in Poland.  

Pianist Zachary has participated Mozarteum Summer Piano Academy, Paderewski Piano Academy, Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, and Piano Texas. He has taken piano masterclasses with Arie Vardi, Veda Kaplinsky, Hung-kuan Chen, Bernd Goetzke, Ebi Akiko, Balaze Szokoley, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Andrea Bonatta and Daniel Pollock etc. He has taken cello masterclasses with Vagram Saradjian. 

Zachary is a student of Ms. Tema Blackstone of the Juilliard School Pre-college. He studies cello with Kevork Parsamian of the Manhattan School of Music, and takes conducting lessons with Michael Adelson of the New York Philharmonic.