Zhu was a major scholarship holder at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Joan Havill. She is also a multi-prizewinner — she won top prizes in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Oxford Music Festival, Concerto Prize of the Worthing Music Festival 2017, the Guildhall Romantic Prize 2018, and lately she won the Zhejiang ‘Lanhua’ prize for starting-out professional musicians in 2020.
Since her debut concert in 2011, Zhu has been performing regularly throughout China, HK, UK and the Netherlands. In 2014, she went as a showcase for Wells Cathedral school to Hong Kong playing continuously throughout one week gaining great experience. At Milton Court in 2017, she also performed the Schumann piano concerto. In May 2018, Zhu was presented from the Guildhall School’s keyboard department to give a recital in St. Martin-in-the-fields, one of the major London concert venues. She is also a regular performer in many London churches, including St. Lawrence Jewry, St. James church in Sussex Gardens and St. Dunstan-in-the-West. Upcoming engagement in 2020 including performances in the Bloomsbury Festival, Beijing La Plantation theatre and the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Zhu is currently a PhD researcher with the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her research topic is evolved around Choreomusicology relating to ballet, metaphor and pianistic interpretation.