A native of Fuxin, China, Tie Zhou is a multi-faceted artist specialized in composition, conducting, film music, and beyond. Studied with Kenneth Hesketh and Arlene Sierra, Dr. Zhou graduated from the Royal College of Music and Cardiff University.
Dr. Zhou has been a laureate of a number of prestigious international competitions, including the Golden award of the 3rd China-UK International Music Festival Composition Competition (2020), the Bronze Award for the Music Star Competition (2020), the Best Record of the Year (2020), the fourth place in the World Music and Chamber Music of the 69th CMA International Music Competition in Spain (2019), the Singapore DingYi International Chinese Chamber music composition competition Nanyang Style Award (2018), among many others. In recent years, as an emerging Chinese composer, Dr. Zhou’s works have been featured in more than 30 performances at renowned national and international music festivals, receiving positive reviews by major publications that includes The British Economist (2019), The Royal College of Music Journal (2021), among many others. Dr. Zhou is also active in the commercial world of music, represented by his film score of the documentary "The Monk of HongYuan Temple."
Minored in conducting, Dr. Zhou has participated in many world-leading conducting masterclasses, including conducting masterclass at Aberystwyth music festival, Royal Northern College of Music, the Second International Chinese Conducting Summit Forum in 2022, Hongkong.
Dr. Zhou’s musical talents extend beyond the concert hall. As the minister of the 29th Chinese students' scholar’s association, Dr. Zhou was the music director of the Spring Festival Gala in the U.K. His contributions to this national event were recognized and praised by both the British and the Chinese government.
In 2023, Dr. Zhou joined the Yehudi Menuhin School (Qingdao), serving on the faculty of the General Music Department, leading Core Musicianship, Composition and Conducting classes.