|Soprano Beier Zhao, a singer with
lovely rich overtones, elegant phrasing, good attention to the text along
with really fine musicianship. Her work ethic is second to none, and while
she appears respectful and modest, her confidence and self-esteem provide
her with the power to propel herself at every opportunity. She is tall, beautiful,
and a fine, subtle actress!
In November 2015, Beier had her Carnegie Hall debut performing Mimi in La bohème Quartet and Cio-cio san in Madama Butterfly Love Duet.
Beier is the First-Place winner of the NATS Cal-western region singing competition 2015 (graduate/advanced women). She is also the Gold Medal winner for two years of The International Chinese Vocal Singing Competition (2015 & 2014). “Such a fine musician!” “A very talent young singer.” “A fine talent that merits this next step in becoming a great singer.” “(Recent feedbacks from NATS singing competition and The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.)
Ms. Zhao earned her Master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Nevada, Reno (2013), where she studied with Prof. Helen Lee. “As a performer, Ms. Zhao would enchant the audience with her gorgeous voice as well as her outstanding vocal skills that she had honed and mastered so well. Her very respectful and modest manner while interacting with the others made her a pure joy to have around.”– Prof. Helen Lee. She is a dynamic and versatile concert performer. After her graduate recital, the director of Vocal Studies at UNR, Dr. Katharine DeBoer said, “You must be the greatest singer I have ever met in my 25 years of vocal coaching experience.” Beier was the recipient of Franktown Scholarship (Franktown Ranch Center for the Arts, 2013), the only vocal student to receive this award at the University of Nevada, Reno. Roles Beier performed with Nevada Opera included Micaëla in Carmen, Gilda in Rigoletto and Violetta in La Traviata. She made her debut in the title role with Nevada Opera in Suor Angelica. “Ms. Zhao, simply put, has an amazing voice -beautifully colored, perfectly technically controlled, and ravishing. In Suor Angelica, there was not a dry eye in the house. Beier has a very convincing stage presence and is superbly effective, whether portraying the pathetic doomed Angelica, or a beautifully controlled, dignified yet sympathetic countess in The Marriage of Figaro.”
– Dr. James Winn, Director of Keyboard Studies and Composition.
Born in Chongqing, China, Beier was surrounded by music because of her musician parents. She completed her undergraduate education in vocal performance at Chongqing University in 2009. At University, she won numerous competitions, including twice the First Prize in the Singing Competition Professional Group (2008 & 2007), as well as the Third Prize in the Southwest District of China TV Vocal Competition (2007).
Beier is currently living in New York City to pursue her opera career. She studies with Brian Montgomery.