Zhang Xiaoming (English name, Jack) is 10 years old and comes from Shanghai, China.
It was discovered that he had a special talent for the piano whilst he was in kindergarten and so he started formal lessons from the age of 5 at the Shanghai Conservatory. Xiaoming's teacher suggested then that he should aim to become a professional and study like one.
In 2007 he started lessons with renowned concert pianist and former piano prodigy, Professor William Chen. In the same year, aged 8, Xiaoming won the Shanghai AML Piano Cup, came first place in the Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech cup and the Hong Kong 'Hailun Cup' Piano Competition.
Apart from practicing the piano for up to 8 hours a day, Xiaoming loves to play Badminton and read ancient Indian poetry.