Dr. Tianxu Zhou, originally from Beijing, is an international performer throughout Asia, Northern America and Europe. He is featured on concert and operatic stages in the United Stated, China, Japan, Singapore, Greece and Italy.
He performed numerous operas with the Washington National Opera under the direction of Placido Domingo where he shared the stage with vocal greats such as José Carreras, Sherrill Milnes, Verónica Villarroel and Denyce Graves.
He has also performed as a soloist with many renowned choral ensembles including the Monteverdi's Vespers 1610 with The Washington Chorus under the direction of the Grammy award winning Conductor Robert Shafer. In 2001, a week after the 9/11 tragedy, Dr. Zhou sang the bass solo in a memorial concert of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.
Since moving to New England in 2004, Dr. Zhou's performances include the Saint John's Passion with Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra in Providence, the bass solo in Handel's “Messiah” with the New Bedford Symphony and an “Evening of Opera” with the Tri-County Symphonic Band.
In addition to singing, Dr. Tianxu Zhou is also a collegiate choral conductor. His conducting credits include Director of the Loudoun Chorale, Conductor for the Rhode Island College Men's Choir as well as the Conductor of the UMass Dartmouth University Chorus and Chamber Choir. Dr. Zhou is a sought after clinician and guest conductor where he has directed the Tri-County Choral Festival in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Southeastern Massachusetts MMEA Junior District Chorus. Recent choral performances include collaboration with Grammy award winning artist Paul Winter of his composition Missa Gaia.
Dr. Zhou is currently the Music Director of the Sippican Choral Society and the SouthCoast Children's Choir.
Dr. Zhou will be performing as a guest soloist in the Tri-County Symphonic Band's February 12, 2017 “Mozart, Mancini and Mussorgsky” concert.