A baritone from Jinan China, Mr. Zhou has performed with Cincinnati Opera , Opera San Jose, Sarasota Opera, Queen City Opera, Nickel City Opera, CCM Philharmonic, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Zhou has sung or covered the roles of John Brooke in Little Women, Schlémil in Les contes d’Hoffman, Badger in Little Cunning Vixen, Basilio and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Escamilo in Carmen, Yakusidé in Madama Butterfly. He was also featured as soloist in several concerts and oratorio performances including Messiah, Joan of Arc at the stake, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Yellow River Cantata.
Mr. Zhou’s awards and grants include grants from Atlanta Opera Guild, 3rd prize at China National Opera Competition hosted by China Conservatory of Music, encouragement award at China National Italian Art Song Competition hosted by Central Conservatory of Music., 1st place at Georgia NATS competition, and the CCM Incentive Awards.
Mr. Zhou was a young artist at Sherrill Milnes Studio, VOICExperience Orlando Disney, Harrower Summer Program and an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera.
Mr. Zhou received a Masters degree in Voice from University of Cincinnati College –Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2016, received a Bachelor degree in Voice from Renmin University of China in 2014. Mr. Zhou has years of teaching experience and is able to teach voice lessons in either English or Chinese.
Here are some reviews from Mr. Zhou's students
"I highly recommend Junbo for voice lessons. His expertise, experience, & patience make him ideal for teaching different ages."- Jack Tang
"He is very good at encouraging my daughter to develop her breathing and we've seen a huge improvement in her singing ability because of that!" -Rona Zimmerman
"He is very concerned about music selection and whether or not my daughter likes the music she is singing, but also steering her towards the kinds of songs that work best for her voice."- Tina Jones
As baritone soloist in Faure Requiem Photography: Steve H. Shin
As badger in The Cunning Little Vixen with CCM Opera Programs
Photo Credit: CCM. Photographer: Adam Zeek
As soloist in Joan of Arc at the stake with CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir, CCM Chorale, UC Men's and Women's Choruses and Cincinnati Children's Choir.
As Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera San Jose
Photo Credit: Opera San Jose Bob Shomler, Photographer Matthew Antaky, Set designer Kent Dorsey, Lighting Designer Christina Martin, Wigs and Make-up Designer