Ren Shengzhi is an opera singer and a singing teacher of the Harbin Conservatory of Music. He was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2020/21. He completed the Young Artist Programme 2019/20 at National Opera Studio. From 2017 to 2019, he completed the Advanced Diploma in Opera at Royal Academy of Music. He was trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees with honours.
His competition awards include: Third Prize and Audience Award at the Neapolitan Masters Competition 2019; First Prizes at the Golden Bell Awards 2015 (Hunan) and 2009 (Jiangxi); First Prize at International Opera Competition 2010 (Hong Kong); and First Prize at the International Singing Contest for Young Singers 2006 (Macao).
His recent performance highlights include the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the UK, lunchtime recitals of National Opera Studio in London, the London Bel Canto Festival Concert and the Academy Voices concert at the Italian Cultural Institute. In 2017, he performed as soloist at the Korea-China Cultural Exchange Night.
His opera appearances include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for the Opera Highlights Spring 2022; Fenton in Falstaff; Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore; Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte for Opera Highlights Online.
His operatic engagements include Vaudémont of Iolanta, Don Jose of La tragedie de Carmen (Royal Academy Opera), Tamino of The Magic Flute, Borsa of Rigoletto, Prince of Cinderella (Opera North Concert) and Rodolfo of La Bohème (Welsh Natonal Opera Concert).
In 2022, Ren is featured as soloist at the Edinburgh International Festival, and performs the role of Armand De Clerval of Thérèse by Massenet in the Lammermuir Festival.