VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu, 18 – Paganini & Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

18-year-old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential

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18-year-old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential.

A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Kevin shot to international fame, aged just 11, after claiming 1st Prize in the Junior Division of the 2012 Menuhin Competition – and was recently awarded 1st prize at the 2018 55th Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony – and solo recitals in London and New York.

Kevin is a proud recipient of a prestigious Kovner Fellowship from The Juilliard School.

He currently performs on an 1722 ‘Lord Wandsworth’ Stradivarius – on generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and the Rare Violins In Consortium.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & ANNA GENIUSHENE | WIENIAWSKI | FANTASIA ON THEMES FROM GOUNOD’S FAUST | 2018

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | PAGANINI | NEL COR PIÙ NON MI SENTO | 2018

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & ANNA GENIUSHENE | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 IN D MAJOR | 2018

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | PAGANINI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | MICHAEL ZLABINGER & ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO CARLO FELICE | 2018 PAGANINI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD | TCF WEB TV

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & ANNA GENIUSHENE | RAVEL | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 IN G MAJOR | 2018

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO | MICHAEL ZLABINGER & ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO CARLO FELICE | 2018 PAGANINI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD | TCF WEB TV

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & JUN CHO | BRAHMS | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN D MINOR | 2017 | 16 YEARS OLD

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU & MILES GRABER | WAXMAN | CARMEN FANTASY | 2014 | 14 YEARS OLD
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: FOM Shoulder Rest | Liebenzeller Gold Rosin | custom chinrest by Claire Stefani and Gary Frisch
Teachers: Itzhak Perlman & Li Lin
School: Juilliard School of Music & San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinzhuviolin/
Website: https://www.kevinzhuviolin.com

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