Fangzhou Ye was born in November 2000 in Beijing, China. He began learning the piano at the age of six, and is currently a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School College Division. In 2016, he won the first prize at the Beijing International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (Junior Group), and was a third prize winner of the Ettlingen Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Junior Group). He is a laureate of the 2017/19 Nordmann Scholarship Competition at Juilliard Pre-College. He won the Juilliard Piano Concerto Competition in 2023 where he played the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor.