DR. KEVIN JUN ZHAO

Pianist Dr. Kevin Jun Zhao

Pianist Dr. Kevin Jun Zhao is both an active performer and a music event organizer. He is a guest professor at the China Zhengzhou Education College and his previous work experience includes being the former Head of Asian Culture Exchange Department at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, and being the project manager for foreign students at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Dr. Kevin Jun Zhao is the executive director of Dragon Culture Exchange NGO – a non-profit organization for arranging cultural events between Europe and Asia – having already organized numerous concerts in Estonia, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Poland, China, etc. He has a Piano Performance BA degree and a Global Business Management MA degree from China, he has obtained two MA degrees (piano and accompaniment) from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, as well as a PhD in chamber music/accompaniment, during which he also studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.

Dr. Kevin Jun Zhao is the founder of the Guilin Piano Festival in China, a board member of the European Academic Artists Association, a member of the European Piano Teachers Association of Ireland, a member of the European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association, a member of the European Association for Music in Schools, a member of the China Sichuan Musicians Union Board, the coordinator for “Sichuan China Culture Exchange Program”, the artistic director of the China-Europe Music Center in Shanghai, one of the artistic directors of the Chinese New Year Gala Festival in Sichuan.

Dr. Kevin Jun Zhao is the founder and artistic director of the ODIN International Music Festival which was established in August 2016. He regularly participates in the juries of several piano competitions in Europe and Asia. As of 2018, he has been appointed a guest professor of China Shaunliu Arts Music College.