Noah Zhou

Noah Zhou (2001, United Kingdom) began learning piano at age 5 with Tra Nguyen before moving on to study with Hilary Coates. Since initially being awarded the full fees Margaret Kitchin Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies with the Emeritus Head of Keyboard, Christopher Elton, he has since had his award renewed in the form of the full fees Sir Elton John Scholarship. He was also generously supported for a number of years by the Eileen Rowe Musical Trust, a fund headed by Vanessa Latarche, Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music.

In 2018, Noah was awarded the prestigious Duet Prize for Best Young Instrumentalist by the Royal Philharmonic Society of Great Britain, before going on to be awarded the top prize at the first edition of Coach House Pianos’ UK National School Piano Competition a year later. He was awarded the Third Prize and Bronze Medal in Kiev at the 2019 International Horowitz Piano Competition (edition XII), where he was also awarded the Jury’s Special Prize for the best interpretation of a solo Ukrainian Work. In more recent times, he had been awarded the First Prize in the 2021 edition of the Euregio Piano Award, Second Prize at the 2021 Campillos International Piano Competition, and First Prize at the 2021 Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition.


Quarter Finals > Saturday 12 February | 11:45 – 12:25 hrs | Bimhuis
A. Scriabin Sonata no. 4 in F sharp major, op. 30
W.A. Mozart Sonata no. 13 in B flat major, K.333
A. Ginastera Sonata no. 1, op. 22

Semi Final > Wednesday 16 February | 16:20 – 17:20 hrs | Bimhuis
M. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
J. Brahms Horn Trio in E flat major, op. 40

Final > Sunday 20 February |start 14:15 hrs | Muziekgebouw
R. Namavar Ti’afa’a
L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major ‘Emperor’