Zhe Tang is one of the leading pianists and pedagogues of his generation in China. Graduated from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Barry Snyder, Dr. Tang is Professor of Piano at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He has also been appointed as the Vice Dean of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Director of Teaching and Research for the Piano Department, Chairman of the Piano Department for the Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Chairman of Shanghai Professional Pianists Society, Artistic Director of Shanghai Spring International Piano E-Competition and Artistic Director of Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute, among others. He has been organizing competitions, directing festivals and has contributed as guest artist/professor/advisor for over thirty universities and musical organizations in China and abroad, including NYU, MSU, and many others. He was given numerous awards including Grand Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Chinese government and was featured on the cover of Piano Artistry, the most important piano magazine in China. He is a frequent adjudicator of piano competitions, served on the jury in all the major Chinese competitions and in Austria, Spain, Italy, Germany, Malta, UK, Serbia, Singapore, Japan, Mongolia, as well as Gina Bachauer, Hilton Head, Cleveland competitions in the United States.