Zhixin Zhang has played the violin since the age of five. He entered the China Central Conservatory of Music at age 10 and achieved first place in the entrance rankings. He later became concertmaster of the Conservatory orchestra. At 13 years-old, he traveled for the first time to Europe where he studied with many esteemed musicians such as Bartek Niziol, Sebastian Bohren, Qian Zhou, Barbara Doll, and Antje Weithaas.
Since 2019, Zhixin Zhang has studied with Professor Xiaoming Wang at the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich and has won prizes in numerous international competitions and festivals. In 2020, he won first prize in the Lunigiana International Music Festival in Italy, and in 2022, he was a semi-finalist at the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland.
Zhixin Zhang plays a violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from the Maggini Foundation.
- Xiaoming Wang
Major Competitions | Concours majeurs
- Semi-finalist, Wieniawski International Violin Competition, 2022
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004
FRITZ KREISLER Tambourin chinois
HENRYK WIENIAWSKI Variations on an original theme, Op. 15
JOHANNES BRAHMS Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor (from the F-A-E Sonata)
CÉSAR FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8
I. Allegretto ben moderato
III. Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso
LUNA PEARL WOOLF L’Inconnu.e bouleversant.e
EUGÈNE YSAŸE Sonata for solo violin in D minor, ‘Ballade’, Op. 27, No. 3
I. Lento molto sostenuto
II. Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42
MAURICE RAVEL Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, M. 76: Tzigane
Pianist: Carson Becke