American-born pianist, Lauren Zhang rose to popularity after winning the BBC's Young Musician Contest in May 2018.

Picture of Lauren Zhang holding a trophy
Caption: Picture of Lauren Zhang holding a trophy (Photo: BBC)

Lauren Zhang's Parents

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, Lauren Zhang was born in December 2001. She is the daughter of Shuang Zhang (father) and mother Hui Li. When she was four years old, Lauren started to play the piano under Madeline Ignazito. At the age of six in Illinois, he studied the violin under Terry Coulton. 

In the year 2010, Lauren moved to England along with her family. She joined the Junior Department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and initially studied piano with Rebeca Omordia. She enrolled at  King Edward VI High School for Girls. In the year 2020, Lauren studied at Harvard University located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Lauren Zhang Ethnicity

Lauren Zhang is born to parents having Asian ethnicity. However, she is East Asian and her parents have emigrated. Lauren's family migrated to a developed country in search of better opportunities. 

Likewise, she follows Buddhism as her religion. Despite migrating, her family has kept family traditions and customs alive. 

Career of Lauren Zhang

Lauren Zhang has been studying the piano under Dr. Robert Markham since 2011. Also. she was a finalist at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1994. Likewise, she became the piano class winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1986. She has studied the violin at the Conservatoire under Sam Mason as well. She has received advice and participated in masterclasses with Kenneth Hamilton, Lan Mi, Fabio Bidini, Peter Donohoe, Kalman Drafi, Philip Martin, Pascal Nemirovski, Menahem Pressler John Thwaites among others. Likewise, she receives guidance from Christopher Elton.

Picture of Lauren Zhang with the piano
Caption: Picture of Lauren Zhang with the piano (Photo: Pinterest)

Lauren achieved her fellowship diploma in piano performance at the age of 13 and completed her licentiate diploma the year before. At the age of 12, she achieved her licentiate diploma in violin.  She plays in ensembles due to her interest in chamber music. She played Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto, accompanied by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth at the final of the Young Musician competition. Kerry Andrew, chair of the judging panel, praised her performance for its "technical skill and intelligent musicality."

Picture of Lauren Zhang after the performance
Caption: Picture of Lauren Zhang after the performance (Photo: Birmingham) 

Nicola Benedetti, a winner of the BBC Young Musician competition in 2004, said that her "natural genuine musicianship" impressed him, while Julian Lloyd Webber, Director of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, added: 

"Having spent a lifetime making music with some of the world's finest musicians, Lauren is up there with the best—she is a total phenomenon."


The head of the Junior Conservatoire, Timothy English, commented:

"Lauren has been a student at the Junior Conservatoire for the past eight years and it has been a great privilege to watch her develop into an extraordinary young pianist. She is a musician of exceptional talent and commitment, and this latest success is richly deserved."

Picture of Lauren Zhang
Caption: Picture of Lauren Zhang (Photo: pinterest)

She won the first prize at the 15th Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany in 2016. Her achievements include winning the Young Pianist of the North International Competition in 2015, the Wales International Piano Festival in 2016, first prize in EPTA-UK competitions (18 and under (2016), 15 and under (2015), 12 and under in 2013, and first prize in Emanuel Piano Trophy competitions in 2015.

What's Lauren Zhang Net Worth?

After participating and winning in different competitions, Lauren has surely collected a decent sum of money. As per reports, the average salary of a pianist typically ranges from $18,720 to $141,440. Therefore, she might be earning an annual salary in the same range. However, details of Zhang's yearly salary yet to be out in the media. 

As per reports, Lauren Zhang earned an estimated net worth of $5 Million. But she is yet to confirm details of her net worth and yearly earnings. Her net worth will surely be increased as Lauren's professional career grew.  

Does Lauren Zhang Have a Boyfriend?

Lauren Zhang's current relationship status is unknown. Many reports suggest that she is single. Lauren must be focused on her study and career that, she doesn't give importance to making a boyfriend or engaging in a romantic relationship.

Picture of Lauren Zhang with his friends
Caption: Picture of Lauren Zhang with his friends (Photo: BBC)

Hopefully, Lauren will someday find the love of her life. Surely, she will be got married and have her own family. Till then, Lauren remains a private person. Likewise, she is very close to her family as well. 

What is the Height of Lauren Zhang? 

Lauren Zhang's height has changed from 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 1 inch. Well, her height might be changed, as she is in her early 20s. While her body weighs around 56 kg or 123 pounds. 

Lauren has a body measurement of 31-26-30 inches, as her body will go through some changes as well. Zhang has black color hair with dark brown eyes.