Minyi Zhang was born in Shenzhen, China, and started playing the piano at the age of six. Her teachers there include Professors Mei Xiao, Zhaoyi Dan, and Mingqiang Li. She is currently a senior at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she is a student of Dr.Thomas J. Lymenstull. Among her achievements in piano are the Gold Prize in The Second China National Children Piano Showcase Competition in 2010, 1st place in The First Shenzhen Piano Open Tournament in 2011 (Variations Group), 1st place in The Second Shenzhen Piano Open Tournament in 2012 (Concerto Group), the gold prize and the grand prize in The Third “Changjiang Cup” National Children Piano Tournament in 2012, finalist in the Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition in 2015, finalist in the David D. Dubois Piano Competition in 2016, and 1st place in The Sixth Shenzhen Piano Open Competition in 2016. She has played in masterclasses for Richard Goode, Gabriel Kwok, Yoshikazu Nagai and Danwen Wei.