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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu — “Absolute Virtuosity, Almost Blinding in its Incredible Purity”

20-year-old American violinist Kevin Zhu is captivating audiences around the world with his incredible technical skill and virtuosic flare

 

A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Kevin gained worldwide attention, aged just 11, after claiming 1st Prize in the Junior Division of the 2012 Menuhin Competition. He was also awarded 1st prize at the 55th Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy, aged just 17.

His recent performances include concerto appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, and China Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2021/22 season, Kevin will debut with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, as well as perform a multi-city recital tour in Italy, which includes his recent performance with Paganini's "il Cannone" violin at the 2021 Paganini Genova Festival. He will also be making debuts in Miami, Dresden, Madrid, and is embarking on a project to perform Paganini's complete 24 Caprices in one concert.

Kevin is a proud recipient of a prestigious Kovner Fellowship from The Juilliard School as well as an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant.

He currently performs on a 1722 "Lord Wandsworth" Stradivarius on generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and the Rare Violins In Consortium.

He recently performed in the opening series of the Violin Channel Vanguard Concerts Series.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | 2021 PAGANINI GENEVA FESTIVAL | MUSIC OF NICOLO PAGANINI, PERFORMED ON PAGANINI'S VIOLIN 'IL CANNONE' | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTISTS KEVIN ZHU & NATHAN MELTZER | VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | LECLAIR | SONATA FOR TWO VIOLINS IN E MINOR | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & ROHAN DE SILVA | BRAHMS | SONATENSATZ | VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS |  | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & ROHAN DE SILVA | WIENIAWSKI | FANTASIA ON THEMES FROM FAUST | VC VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | BARTOK | SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN | TEMPO DI CIACCONA | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | BARTOK | SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN | FUGA. RISOLUTO, NON TROPPO VIVO | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | BARTOK | SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN | MELODIA. ADAGIO | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | BARTOK | SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN | PRESTO | 2020

 

Name: Kevin Zhu
Violin: 1722 Antonio Stradivari, "Lord Wandsworth" - on generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In Consortium
Bow: 1830 François Tourte - on generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In Consortium
Strings: G/D/A - Jargar Superior; E - Obligato goldsteel
Accessories: Kun Bravo Shoulder Rest Liebenzeller Gold Rosin | Chinrest by Claire Stefani and Gary Frisch
Teachers: Itzhak Perlman & Li Lin
School: The Juilliard School of Music 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinzhuviolin/
Website: https://www.kevinzhuviolin.com
Instagram: @kevinzhuviolin
YouTube: Kevin Zhu Violin

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