Ruixi Niu

Actively appearing as a soloist and chamber musician, pianist Dr. Ruixi Niu has given performances in the United States, China, Europe, and South Korea. Major occasions including Shengjing Grand Theatre of Shenyang, Poli Grand Theatre of Weihai, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen Steinway Piano Gallery, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Central Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, Myongji University in Korea, and annual meeting of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in Baltimore. Austrian pianist Till Fellner called Ruixi’s performance "a pastel painting with deep colors." Dr. Niu is the Artistic Director and Founder of InterArts International Music Academy in Qingdao, China. She also served as Administrative Director and on the Faculty at East/West International Piano Festival from 2016 to 2019. Dr. Niu has invited as Faculty at Vanke Meisha Arts Academy Winter Music Chamber Festival, and Kingsburg International Piano Festival. She has also given masterclasses in numerous cities in China, including Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Jinan, Shenyang, and Urumqi. Dr. Niu has gained numerous awards throughout her career, including winner of WVU Young Artist Competition, winner of UT Concerto Competition, winner of the Tennessee Music Teacher Association (TMTA) College Solo Piano Competition, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition in the southern division, 19th Annual United States Open Music Competition. Ms. Niu has appeared as a soloist with UT Symphony Orchestra and WVU Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Ruixi Niu earned her Bachelor degree in piano performance from Shandong University (Weihai) in China. She holds both Master degree and Artistic Diploma in piano performance from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is holding Doctoral of Musical Arts in piano performance at West Virginia University with a full assistantship. Her piano mentors including David Northington, Peter Amstutz, Yuanji Fan, and Ying Yin. Additional studies were with Byron Janis, Leon Fleisher, Andre Watts, Anton Nell, and others.