Tengfei Zou has performed extensively in Europe, North America and Asia. Born in China, he received initial training with his father and attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at age of 10. At the age of 18, while under the tutorage of Roy Malan, he made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the Davies Symphony Hall. He continued his training with Xiao-Fu Zhou in Philadelphia and then at the Oberlin College with Almita Vamos and the Juilliard School with Stephen Clapp. Zhou has studied chamber music with Isidor Cohen, Felix Galimir, Jacob Lateiner, members of the Juilliard and St. Petersburg String Quartets.
He has worked with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Edo de Waart, Charles Dutoit, Julius Rudel, Gerard Schwarz, and Robert Spano.
Zhou has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Barbican Hall, Carnegie Hall and Theatre des Champs Elysees. At the age of 15 he was the youngest participant at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Zhou was the Concertmaster of the award winning San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and toured Europe including a performance at the Festival d’ Aix-En Provence. He was also the Concertmaster of the Pacific Music Festival and led the orchestra on its Japan tour with the finale performance at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Art Space. In 1998, Zhou participated in the recording of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Opera “The Consul” on Chandos Records with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra where he served as Assistant Concertmaster in the Festival’s Opening concert. He has also participated in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the largest privately funded free-admission symphony in America by the invitation of Maestro Alasdair Neale. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.