Leonard Fu

Leonard Fu


Violin 2023

Competitors 2023


Leonard Fu is already a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, teacher, and composer who has performed across multiple continents. Among his many collaborators are Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Jörg Widmann, Janine Jansen, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Leonard has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras such as the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Hamburger Symphoniker, under the batons of Andrew Manze, Alexander Shelley, Elias Grandy, and Marc Niemann.

His musical interests vary widely from historical performance to premiering works by contemporary composers and cross-genre performances.

After spending his youth in Germany studying with Lara Lev and Tanja Becker-Bender, he moved to the United States, where he has been studying with Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho. He is currently completing an Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School.
Leonard plays on a “Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1781”, on loan from the instruments fund of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.


Principal teachers

  • Catherine Cho: 2021-present 
  • Donald Weilerstein: 2015-present 
  • Tanja Becker-Bender: 2009-2015  


Major Competitions | Concours majeurs  

  • Schadt International String Competition 2022, 1st prize
  • Ton & Erklärung Violin Competition 2020, 1st prize
  • Joseph Joachim Violin Competition 2018, 5th prize
  • Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition 2009, 2nd prize




JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
V. Chaconne 

LEONARD FU Moto perpetuo

MAURICE RAVEL Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, M. 76: Tzigane





Pianist: Jinhee Park


Leonard Fu is generously sponsored by Mimi Lépine and André Dubois.

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