Claire Zhang, age 13, studies piano with John and Annamarie McCarthy. She is in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College program. Claire has won prizes at the United States Open Music Competition, United States International Music Competition, Great Composers Competition, and was selected to perform in the 2022 Junior Bach Festival. Apart from piano, Claire also plays the violin and enjoys playing chamber music. Her other hobbies include crocheting, baking and reading.