Nancy Zhou

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Nancy Zhou
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Nancy Zhou (born January 5, 1993) is an American classical violinist. She has performed as a soloist in recital and with orchestras throughout the world. Zhou has been a prizewinner in several major competitions, including first prizes in the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition[1][2] and the 2018 International Music Competition Harbin.[3]

Early life and musical training[edit]

Zhou was born in San Antonio, Texas. She began violin study at age four with her father, Long Zhou, who continued to be her teacher throughout her youth. She graduated from the Keystone School in San Antonio.

Zhou studied with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory and also took lessons from David Nadien.[4] She graduated from Harvard University in 2017.[5]

Competitions[edit]

Zhou has received recognition at numerous competitions, including several top prizes:

Performing career[edit]

Zhou has performed as a soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony, Central Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, and several other orchestras, and has performed recitals in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria,[16] China, Taiwan, Russia, Finland, and Belgium. She has collaborated with conductors Zhang Jiemin, Michael Stern, Christopher Seaman, Sakari Oramo, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Ken-David Masur, Anna-Maria Helsing, Atso Almila, Jurjen Hempel, John Storgårds, Hu Yongyan, and Hannu Lintu.

Since 2008, she has been sponsored by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, frequently collaborating with the German violinist on tours in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and receiving scholarships generously endowed by the foundation.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laureates of 2018 SISIVC. Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  2. ^ Nancy Zhou wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2018. The Strad, 1 Sep 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  3. ^ Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. The Strad, 25 Jan 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  4. ^ Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. The Strad, 25 Jan 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  5. ^ Strings in Motion Members. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  6. ^ "Updates on Past Johansen International Competition Winners". Fmmc.org. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  7. ^ "Updates on Past Johansen International Competition Winners". Fmmc.org. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  8. ^ "Jean Sibelius Violin Competition". .siba.fi. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  9. ^ "Second Round Order, Phase I". Tchaikovsky-competition.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  10. ^ Andrey Baranov has won the 2012 violin competition. Queen Elisabeth Competition. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  11. ^ Special Prizes and Gala Closing Ceremony in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis by Laurie Niles. Violinist.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  12. ^ Prizes Awarded at Korea's 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition. The Violin Channel, 04 Nov 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  13. ^ Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. The Strad, 25 Jan 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  14. ^ Laureates of 2018 SISIVC. *Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  15. ^ Nancy Zhou wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2018. The Strad, 1 Sep 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  16. ^ Strings in Motion Members. Retrieved 2012-02-27.