LEIA ZHU
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Member Since: December 18, 2016
Last Visit:June 12, 2018
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LEIA ZHU

Hi, I am Leia and I am 10 years old from UK. I love playing the violin and doing stuff with my brother Leo. I like to post music videos of my violin performances (sometimes with my brother Leo), general vlogs, travel vlogs, behind the scene (my performances) documentaries. For more, please visit my Youtube Channel

Awards
• 1st prize (Gold Nutcracker) in 16th International Television Context for Young Musicians ‘The Nutcracker’ in Moscow.
• 1st prize in XIII International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition
• Grand Prix “Discovery of the Competition” in the 11th International Competition “Young Virtuosos”, Bulgaria;


I made my solo debut in the North East Last Night of the Proms in Newcastle City Hall in front of an audience of thousands at age four.

Since then, I have performed as soloist at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK and Europe, among them the London Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, London St John's Smith Square, the Tchaikovsky concert Hall in Moscow, BOZAR( the Centre for Fine Arts) in Brussels and Berlin Philharmonie.

As soloist, I have performed with National Orchestra of Belgium, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Sugurt Philharmonic, English Philharmonic Ensemble, Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra (USA), Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland)

I have been invited to perform in many festivals, among others, Hexham Abbey Festival (England), Musica Mundi Festival (Belgium), Lower Machen Festival (Wales), Interlaken 125 Years Festival (Switzerland), London South Bank Children’s IMAGINE Festival, Green Noise Festival (Russia), Moscow Meet Friends (Russia).

I am currently studying with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky in London and attends Interlaken masterclasses (Zakhar Bron Academy) when possible. I also attend Junior Guildhall on the weekends with my brother Leo.
I play a rare 3/4 sized Italian violin generously loaned by an anonymous collector.

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