Stephanie Mao was born in San Francisco, California and is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory with a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano. During her time there, she studied under the tutelage of Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman and had the privilege of performing in several Liederabend concerts and Sonata nights as well as with the orchestra in several opera productions. Prior to NEC, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and studied under Hanna Li. There, she was the pianist for the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble and performed with them at Carnegie Hall as well as the Kennedy Center.
She also worked extensively with the students at the School of Drama and assisted in the production of several musicals. She has played for several master classes for accomplished musicians such as Midori, Andrew Garland, Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Georg Lehner, Kyoko Hashimoto, Byron Janis, and Christopher O’Riley.
Stephanie is currently a pianist at the Boston Ballet School and the NEC Preparatory School as well as the pianist for Opera Hub in Boston.