A recipient of the RCM Study Award, Muqiao went on to study piano with Andrew Ball and piano accompaniment with Elizabeth Burley at the Royal College of Music (London), where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2015. As a pianist, her experiences include performances for international audiences on live broadcast, and masterclasses with musicians including Michel Beroff, Victor Rosenbaum, Alexander Kobrin, and Roy Howat. Keenly interested in the chamber and orchestral repertoires, she has performed under the baton of conductors such as Stephen Bell and Nicholas Collon.
As an experienced accompanist, Muqiao believes in effective collaboration and respects each musician's individual voice, and encourages all members of the ensemble to have a stake in shaping the musical ideas of a piece. She collaborates regularly in public performances with both enthusiastic amateurs and professional musicians. Works with singers and instrumentalists include performances for graded exams, school exams, O/A Level exams, and recording productions.
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