Kevin Zhu

 “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its
incredible purity” 

L'ape Musicale

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LINKS

 

personal website

www.kevinzhuviolin.com

 

 

VIDEO

Paganini 24 Caprices (arr. Schumann)

Kevin Zhu, violin

with Philip Chiu, piano

 

Paganini Violin Concert  nº 2

Kevin Zhu, violin

Polska Filharmonia Bałtycka. Daniel Smith, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concert

Kevin Zhu, violin. Jan Vogler, cello. Juho Pohjonen, piano Moritzburg Festival Orchestra. J. Caballé-Domenech, conductor

 

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American violinist Kevin Zhu has amassed an outstanding record of concertperformances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his“awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin has performed on the world’s largest stages, ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to London’s Royal Festival Hall to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Initially coming to international attention after winning the 2018 Paganini Competition and 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Competition, he has established himself as a leading figure among the next generation of musicians, astonishing audiences with his peerless technical mastery and inimitable artistic voice.

In the 2022-23 season, Kevin will make concerto debuts with the Des Moines Symphony and at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, and embark on a project to record the 24 Paganini Caprices on Paganini’s famed violin ‘Il Cannone’, something never done before in history. He performs the complete Caprices in Italy, Singapore, and Germany, and makes his Merkin Hall recital debut with a program inspired by ballet and operatic masterpieces.

Recent performing highlights include concerto appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, and China Philharmonic Orchestra. A highly sought-after recitalist, he has toured across the United States and Europe with repertoire ranging from Beethoven to contemporary commissions. Kevin is also a passionate chamber musician, collaborating with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Lawrence Power, and Jan Vogler.

In addition to his efforts on stage, Kevin serves as a Culture Ambassador of the Lin Yao
Ji Music Foundation of China. He has been featured on ABC Eyewitness News, BBC Radio 3, and RAI Radio 3, and is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant.

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with
Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. Kevin performs on the c1722 “Lord Wandsworth” Antonio
Stradivari violin, which is on loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In
Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.