A pianist and chamber musician, Ms Zhang has performed at venues such as the Beijing Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Theatre and the Nicholas Roerich Museum. She has also been heard on Beijing Classical Music Radio Station FM97.4 and CBC Radio Soundstreams Canada. She has appeared on stage with renowned performers such as Kim Kashkashian, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Ian Swensen, Bonnie Hampton, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Ives String Quartet, the American String Quartet, Windscape and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.
An active educator, Ms Zhang has presented out-each programs and lecture recitals at various institutions such as Duke University (Kunshan), Tsinghua University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Prior to moving to Tianjin, Ms Zhang taught applied piano at Columbia University, served as an adjunct faculty member at City University of New York and as a gallery lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art.
Ms Zhang is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University Teachers College. Her research focuses on the interdisciplinary approach to music education, particularly combining music and art. She joined The Tianjin Juilliard School in spring of 2019. In addition to her administrative role, Sophie also teaches a graduate level course on music and art in the Modern era.