Nuoya Zhang was born in Shenyang, China. She attended the Affiliated School to the Shenyang Conservatory of Music on a scholarship and studied with Danwen Wei. She was invited to attend the 2009 Walnut Hill Music Festival in Boston and performed in the Rising Star Concert. She studied with Jerome Lowenthal and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Juilliard. Ms. Zhang also performed as a chamber musician. She attended the Juilliard Chamber Festival in 2015 and performed at Lincoln Center. During her studies at Mannes School of Music with J. Y. Song, Zhang received the President Merit Scholarship and became a featured artist at the Mannes Sounds Festivals performing new music works including Joan Tower’s No Longer Very Clear and Michael Schelle’s Hammerstein. Ms. Zhang obtained her Master’s degree from Mannes in 2019, and she was awarded the Steinway & Sons Award. Ms. Zhang is currently approaching the completion of her doctoral degree in piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) on full scholarship, working as the studio teaching assistant of her piano teacher, Awadagin Pratt.