Zhi-Jong Wang is considered one of the most promising violinists of her generation and receiving increasing international attention. She made her solo debut at the age of 14 under Sir Yehudi Menuhin in France, since then she appears as a soloist with various orchestras, including Orchestre national de Radio France, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony orchestra amongst others. She collaborates with musicians such as Yuri Temirkanov, Gidon Kremer, Antoni Wit, Matthias Bamert, John Storgårds, Yoel Levi, Lior Shambadal, etc.
Zhi-Jong Wang is the laureate of many important competitions beginning with First Prize in the 1998 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. In the same year, she also won the First Prize of the China National Violin Competition, where she was the youngest first prize winner ever. In the following years Zhi-Jong Wang has distinguished herself receiving prizes in the Sibelius Violin Competition, Lipizer Violin Competition, Tchaikovsky Violin Competition, etc. Her achievements have attracted world-wide attention, in 2006 the China edition of Gramophone magazine featured her in a full-page report, and musical critics acclaimed her as “a rare new star in Asia”.
Zhi-Jong Wang has studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music with the famous Chinese violinist Lina Yu. Afterwards, she studied with Kolja Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, where she also worked as Kolja Blacher’s assistant.
She is currently Associate Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
The Artist's Homepage: http://zhi-jong-wang.com/
Dö - Pathways
Works by Bright Sheng, Arvo Pärt,
Alfred Schnittke, Lera Auerbach and Sofia Gubaidulina
Zhi-Jong Wang, Violin - Yashuangzi Xie, Piano