Dr. Zixiao Ye is a highly accomplished pianist, composer, and educator, currently based in Memphis, TN. As an internationally recognized musician, Zixiao has graced prestigious performance venues across the globe. His collaborations with a diverse range of artists demonstrate his versatility and willingness to explore musical fusion, Collaborating with renowned artists such as cellist Liu Weipeng, soprano Sabrina Warren, pianist Betty Lin, and bass-baritone Paul Murray.
Zixiao has had the privilege of working with many outstanding teachers and coaches, including faculty members from the University of Memphis, where he received his DMA under the tutelage of Cathal Breslin. He is also an alumnus of the Brevard Music Institution and Festival where he was part of the prestigious Collaborative Artist Program as a teaching assistant. His musical mentors include Victor Asuncion, Lauren Clark, Yizhe Hong, and Bin Li.
His recorded works have achieved remarkable success, accumulating over 10 million streams on major platforms. His latest album, "Run Away from the Noise II," has received critical acclaim and prestigious accolades, including recognition from the esteemed Global Music Awards. Zixiao's dedication extends beyond his achievements as a performer. He is deeply committed to nurturing the musical growth of his students and guiding them on their unique paths. His teaching philosophy centers around fostering talent, igniting passion, and instilling a lifelong love for music.
Under his social media persona "Lazypianist," Zixiao has effectively utilized social media platforms to cultivate a thriving community of over 60,000 followers. His engaging videos have garnered over 8 million views, inspiring aspiring pianists and students to strive for excellence and surpass the achievements of a "lazy pianist." Moving forward, Zixiao continues to pursue artistic exploration and innovation. He aims to create captivating compositions that resonate deeply with listeners, while using his platform to positively impact the music community and beyond. Driven by his unwavering passion for music, he remains dedicated to inspiring others and elevating the power of melodies to touch souls.