Muzi Zhao began his piano studies at the age of four under the tutelage of Ying Zheng. In 2008, Muzi Zhao was accepted to the Junior Music Program of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and studied with Professor Gabriel Kwok. In 2016, he was accepted by Northwestern University with a full scholarship, and studies with Professor Alan Chow.
He has won several national and international awards, including the 4th prize of the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition (2012), the gold prize of the 14th Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia (2013), 1st prize of the Fourth Kawai Asian Piano Competition (2013), and the 5th prize of Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists (2014, Category A). Recently, he won 1st place in the 2017 Society of American Musicians (Young Artist division, 2017).