|Soprano Beier Zhao is a singer with
lovely rich overtones, elegant phrasing, and good attention to the text coupled
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!
Beier made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Mimi in La Boheme, and Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly. Beier won First Place winner of the NATS Cal-Western Region Singing Competition 2015. She is also Gold Medal winner for two years of The International Chinese Vocal Singing Competition. “Such a fine musician!” .A very talented young singer.” “A fine talent that merits this next step in becoming a great singer.”( All recent feedbacks from NATS singing completion and The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.)
Ms Zhao has her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Nevada, Reno. “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 and UNR, Dr. Katherine 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. Roles Beier performed with the Nevada Opera included Micaela 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 The Marriage of Figaro.” –Dr. James Winn, Director of Keyboard Studies and Composition.
Born in Chongqing, China, Beier was surrounded with music because of her musician parents. She completed her undergraduate education in vocal performance at Chongqing University in 2009. There she won numerous competitions, including twice the First Prize in the Singing Competition Professional Group as well as the Third Prize in the Southwest District of China TV Vocal Competition.
Ms. Zhao is currently living in New York City to pursue her opera career. She studies with Brian Montgomery, Bill Schuman and coaches with David Holkeboer, Mitchell Cirker.