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"EAST and WEST DIVINE" in ISTANBUL From Byzantium to Istanbul, the ancient metropolis literally bridge the two continents, a city which live and reflect the history in the life of present days. Mixed cultures, religions, and its people blend well in harmony can be traced in every corner of the city. The lively children from the state elementry school brought a great surprise to my visit at the magnificent Topkapi palace. Show Edit Destroy
INSPIRING START OF 2015 My journey of 2015 begins with Venezia, the eternal city created the countless marvels, nurtured world masters, the endless inspirations coming from its unique history, culture, and identity, which I adore and proud to return! Show Edit Destroy


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CD RELEASE CONCERT Dan Zhu gave a brilliant performance on Boris Papandopulo violin concerto with Croatian National Opera Orchestra of Rijeka and Finnish maestro Ville Matvejeff at HNK Zajc Opera house, in celebration of the world premiere recording release of this epic piece: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
NEW CD PRESS CONFERENCE The World premiere recording of Boris Papandopulo violin concerto is published by German label CPO at the end of February 2017. Dan Zhu and the wonderful team of this recording came back to Croatian National Opera house in Rijeka this week for this special event, where this recording was taken place last year and Papandopulo was once the music director during middle of 20th century: <a href="" target="_blank">Link1</>, <a href="" target="_blank">Link2</> Show Edit Destroy
FESTIVAL CONCERT in LJUBLJANA Dan Zhu gave a solo performance for the Gala concert at Festival hall in Ljubljana of Slovenia, in celebration of Chinese New Year of Rooster. His performance was warmly received by the top officials and celebrities of the two countries: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
INTERVIEW with BRANDBERG The artist gave an exclusive interview with Brandberg news agency. For detailed article, please read: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
KIEV ANNIVERSARY CONCERT In celebration of China-Ukraine 25th diplomatic relation anniversary, Dan Zhu was invited by two country's cultural ministries and gave a memorable performance on Prokofiev violin concerto no.2 and Guan Xia's “Yi” (first performance of this piece outside China) for this special occasion at Philharmonic hall in Kiev, accompanied by Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Mo. En Shao. The concert was welcomed by Prime minister of Ukraine and Chinese Ambassador, broadcasted worldwide by CCTV News and Ukrainian National TV: <a href="" target="_blank">Link1</> 2. <a href="" target="_blank">Link2</> 3. <a href="" target="_blank">Link3</> Show Edit Destroy
NEW YEAR's EVE CONCERT On the eve of New Year 2017, Dan Zhu gave a brilliant performance on Wieniawski's “Faust Fantasie” (based on Gounod's opera), with Maestro Muhai Tang leading Tianjin Symphony Orchestra. Show Edit Destroy
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT QINGDAO The artist collaborated with Qingdao Symphony Orchestra and Mo. Daye Lin conducting at Qingdao Grand Theatre, which was live broadcasted on TV in China. He performed music by Saint-Säens and Kreisler in celebration of New Year 2017. Show Edit Destroy
WORLD PREMIERE “YI” Dan Zhu gave the World premiere performance of violin concerto “Yi” with China National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Mo. En Shao at Beijing Concert Hall on December 22nd, 2016. This beautiful and colorful piece was written by the renowned Chinese composer Mr. Guan Xia, the composition is based on and inspired by the folk music and culture from ethenic group Yi of Yunnan province. Show Edit Destroy
LAND of DREAMS The artist shared his thoughts on music and life for the program “Land of Dreams” at the interview with RTV Slovenia International channel. His interview can be still heard online: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
BERG with SLOVENIAN PHIL. Dan Zhu gave two memorable performances on Alban Berg violin concerto “To the memory of an Angel” with Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra and Mo. Ralf Weikert at Cankarjiev Dom in Ljubljana, which were live broadcasted by RTV Slovenia: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
PROKOFIEV in SHENZHEN Dan Zhu performed Prokofiev violin concerto no.2 with Shenzhen Symphony orchestra and conducted by maestro Vladimir Rylov in an all-Russian program (Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Borodin) at ShenZhen Concert hall. This concert was live broadcasted on LeTV 乐视, the largest online TV network in China, received millions of audience worldwide through the online streaming. This video can be watched at: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
SHENZHEN MASTERCLASS On his arrival day in ShenZhen, Dan Zhu gave a masterclass to the faculty and students at the Shenzhen Arts School, shared his thoughts and music experiences. Show Edit Destroy
BELGIUM RECITAL The artist came to perform a recital with his pianist Oliver Triendl in Liège, the region where many Belgian music masters in the history, such as Franck, Vieuxtemps, Ysaÿe were coming from. His program also featured the country's premiere of “Three Fantasies” by Bright Sheng. Show Edit Destroy
SEOUL ARTS CENTER with KCO Dan Zhu collaborated a virtuosic program with Korean Chamber Orchestra and German double-bassist Christoph Schmidt on Bottesini “Grand Duo” and Paganini violin concerto no.2 “La Campanella” at a sold-out concert of Seoul Arts Center, brilliantly concluded his one week of concert series in Korea: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MASTERCLASS @SCC Dan Zhu gave a masterclass at Seoul Central Conservatory, listened to 7 young talented violinists coming from all over the country playing for him. Show Edit Destroy
SEOUL RECITAL The artist begins his concert week in Korea, with recital at the concert hall of Ilshin Foundation, collaborating a versatile program with his pianist Oliver Triendl on tour, including sonatas by Vivaldi, Strauss, Franck, and the country's premiere of “Three Fantasies” by Bright Sheng; <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
Dr. SUN YAT-SEN 150th ANNIVERSARY Dan Zhu gave a tribute concert at the prestigious Sun Yat-Sen University in GuangZhou, in commemoration for the founding father of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's 150th anniversary. Show Edit Destroy
HONG KONG SCHOOL DAY Chinese Foundation Secondary School invites the artist to give a talk during his residency week in Hong Kong. He shared open discussion with the students and faculty on various topics. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC on COURSERA This week the artist returned to Hong Kong for a special lecture performance and recording project with the distinguished composer Bright Sheng, to conclude the lecture series “Entering the Minds of Composers” at HK University of Science and Technology, where Dan Zhu has been the guest artist-in-residence since 2014. This performance and lecture has been filmed for the Coursera online course series. Show Edit Destroy
ANTARCTICA FORUM Dan Zhu celebrates the third anniversary of the environmental organization Antartica Forum with international experts and guests in Shanghai, with his performance live broadcast via satelite to the two scientific research stations (Great Wall and ZhongShan) in Antarctica. The artist became the first violinist performed on the Antarctica continent back in 2013. Show Edit Destroy
FESTIVAL CLASSIX Dan Zhu shared a week of chamber music concerts with renown artists and the leader members of world class orchestras, such as Berlin Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonique de Radio France, Royal Concertgebow Amsterdam, Mahler Chamber, etc. at Festival Classix in Kempten of Bavaria, including giving the world premiere performance of Derek Bermel's “Over Algiers” for violin and piano. All concerts are live recorded and broadcasted by Bayerischer Rundfunk and Deutschlandradio. Show Edit Destroy
SOUND of MANHATTAN Gala concert at Skirball Center for Performing Arts of NYU to celebrate the first edition of the festival “Sound of Manhattan". Show Edit Destroy
MASTERCLASS NEW YORK As the distinguished-artist-in-residence of the Sound of Manhattan International Music Festival in New York city, Dan Zhu gave a week of masterclasses at the National Opera Center of America, shared his artistry and music experience with students from the US, China, Canada, Singapore. Show Edit Destroy
RECORDING in NYC Dan Zhu takes part in the recording project of composer Bright Sheng's latest chamber music album in New York, which will be released by Naxos in 2017. Show Edit Destroy
TOKYO RADIO The artist was invited by the president of Tokyo FM radio station, and shared his music at the headquarter of Japan's most popular radio station. Show Edit Destroy
MASTERPIECE The artist as brand ambassador of KingFook Masterpiece gave a series of solo performances in celebration of KingFook and Mattia Cielo collaboration, his music bridges the two World finest jewelry designers from the East and West, and presented their new season collections in Hong Kong. Show Edit Destroy
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR WEEK As cultural ambassador of ZhongShan municipal and the artist-in-residence of the city's performing arts center, Dan Zhu held a week of masterclass program for the students and public, also leading the youth string ensemble with a program of Bach and Vivaldi concerti for the final concert. Show Edit Destroy
RECITAL at TEATRO OLIMPICO An unique stage in the World, the artist performed recital with his pianist Oliver Triendl at the UNESCO world heritage venue, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy, as conclusion of the 25th edition of Festival Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico. This magnificent theatre was designed by the great architect Andrea Palladio in 1580, remains as one of the landmarks in the world of architecture and opera houses. To learn more on: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING Making the world premiere recording of the remarkable violin concerto by Boris Papandopulo for German label CPO at Croatian National Opera Theatre, Dan Zhu collaborated with a fantastic international team on this exciting project, featuring Mo.Ville Matvejeff leading the HNK Rijeka Opera Orchestra, Sound engineer Julian Schwenkner, producer Peter Ghirardini. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC in ARCHITECTURE Endless inspirations between the two art forms, Dan Zhu shared a memorable afternoon with the Japanese architecture master, Kengo Kuma, exchanging conversation through their own languages, Music and Architecture. Show Edit Destroy
VIOLIN vs. SUMO The violinist shared a great fun with the World no.1 sumo wrestler, Hakuho Sho, off the stage. Celebrated his latest Guiness world record of the most consecutive winning matches. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC for KUMAMOTO VICTIMS The artist dedicated his music to the victims of the recent Kumamoto earthquake during his visit at the Japanese National Assembly, gratefully received by the house of representative, Mr. Takeshi Noda. Show Edit Destroy
WELCOME in TOKYO Dan Zhu was warmly welcomed by the reception of former Japanese prime minister, Mr. Hatoyama, and Ambassador of China, among many distinguished guests, upon his arrival in Tokyo. Show Edit Destroy
MOZART with BADURA-SKODA The artist had the privilege for an unforgettable experience of playing Mozart violin sonatas with the piano maestro Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna. The legendary pianist generously shared many great traditions and artistry through the duo collaboration with Dan Zhu. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC at VAUX LE VICOMTE The artist celebrated and dedicated the evening of his music for the 80th birthday of Alexis Gregory at the historical palace Château Vaux le Vicomte in Paris. It was such privilege to share his performance at this prestigious venue with all the distinguished guests. Show Edit Destroy
“LET FLY” HK PREMIERE The brilliant violin concerto “Let Fly” by Bright Sheng, made its successful Hong Kong premiere, with Dan Zhu as soloist, accompanied by the excellent Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and under the direction of composer himself. The performance was greatly appreciated by the full house of public at the HK Cultural Center concert hall, and was live recorded by Naxos and broadcasted by RTHK 4. Show Edit Destroy
In STUDIO on AIR Dan Zhu was the guest of the morning radio shows at RTHK channel 3 and 4 during his artist-in-residency in Hong Kong, interviewed by the program hosts Phil Whelan and Stacey Alison Rodda, chatting about his music, artistic views, and upcoming concerts on the air. Show Edit Destroy
IC 2016 PREVIEW CONCERT The artist shared the preview concert on the violin concerto “Let Fly” with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and composer of this brilliant piece, Bright Sheng himself conducting, with faculty and students at the auditorium of HK University of Science and Technology, where Dan Zhu and HK Phil. as the artist & ensemble-in-residence for the IC 2016. Show Edit Destroy
IC 2016 RESIDENCY in HK Dan Zhu returned as the artist-in-residence again at the Intimacy of Creativity 2016 project in Hong Kong. This time, he will give the HK premiere of violin concerto “Let Fly” by the renown composer and artistic director of IC, Bright Sheng, with HK Philharmonic and composer himself conducting the performance: <a href=""target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC at the HEART of CHINA The artist received warm welcome and appreciation from the public of the ancient capital city of China, Xi'An, where hosted over thirteen dynasties in Chinese history. He collaborated with ShaanXi Philharmonic orchestra on the Wieniawski violin concerto no.2, shared his artistry and virtuosity at the beautiful Tang style of Xi'An concert hall. Show Edit Destroy
DAN ZHU on "LA PRESSE" Canada's major newspaper La Presse has published an exclusive interview on Dan Zhu by its senior journalist Alain Brunet, during his 2016 North American concert tour with ShenZhen Symphony in February. For the complete article, please visit: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MONTRÉAL: GRAND FINALE Dan Zhu and the ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra with Mo.JingDong Cai conducting the final concert of the North American tour at the magnicent new hall, Maison Symphonique de Montréal. The evening became the highlight cultural event of the annual international festival “Montréal en Lumière”. The concert was supported by the Canadian prime minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau, Mayors of Montréal and ShenZhen, Mr. Denis Coderre and Mme. Wu, with international media coverage. Show Edit Destroy
OTTAWA: CAPITAL under SNOW SIEGE Nothing could stop people's love towards music, that approved again in Ottawa, capital of Canada. The concert tour continued in the extreme weather condition of the continued heavy snow storm, with 150cm of snow. The orchestra's arrival at the stage was delayed. Still a full house was shown at the Centrepointe Theatre, and Ambassador of China gave a warm reception to the soloist and all the musicians of ShenZhen Symphony. Show Edit Destroy
TORONTO: SHOW MUST GO ON Under the heavy snow storm on the east coast of the US and Canada, Dan Zhu traveled to Toronto for the back to back concert at the Roy Thomson Hall, home of the Toronto Symphony, right after his successful concert in Philadelphia. The artist stepped on stage with a set of new concert attire (only purchased minutes before the concert began, due to the heavy delay of his flight and luggage!), performed the beloved Mendelssohn violin concerto in E minor, with ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra and Mo. Muhai Tang conducting, received great admiration from the audience. Show Edit Destroy
PHILADELPHIA SUCCESS Dan Zhu gave a brilliant performance on the most celebrated Chinese violin concerto “Butterfly Lovers”, with Mo. Muhai Tang directing the ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra in the sold-out house of Irvine Auditorium in Philadelphia, as the second stop on their North American concert tour. Despite the record low temperature of -27 degrees outdoor, the ambience inside of the hall was heated with passion and enthusiasm from the public towards the performance. Show Edit Destroy
NEW YEAR's GALA @KENNEDY The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. hosted the Chinese New Year's concert for the first time in history. Dan Zhu was invited to be the guest soloist for this special occasion, to celebrate on the first day of the Monkey year in the Lunar calendar. The concert was a sold-out event, presented by the president of Kennedy center and Chinese ambassador in DC. This performance also embarks a two weeks of concert tour in North America, with ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra and Mo. Muhai Tang. Show Edit Destroy
PERFEKTES SPIEL The major German newspaper “Münchner Merkur” published a fantastic review on Dan Zhu's recital at the Ebersberger Klavierzyklus series. Praised his performance as the “Perfect Playing”. <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
RECITAL SERIES in MUNICH Dan Zhu continues his World recital tour of the season with pianist Oliver Triendl, at the Ebersberger Klavierzyklus series in Munich. They gave a compelling performance of sonatas by Debussy and Franck, Szymanowsky's “Three Myths”, and the European premiere of Bright Sheng's “Three Fantasies”. After the audience's demand, they played two encores, Szymanowsky's arrangement of Paganini caprice no. 24 and “Clair de Lune” of Debussy (on the evening of full moon!) Show Edit Destroy
TEMPO alla TURCA The artist came to the ancient Aegean capital, Izmir in Turkey to begin his music journey of the year 2016. Dan Zhu collaborated with the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra and the Italian maestro Antonio Pirolli at the new auditorium of Adnan Saygun Hall. His performance was highly appreciated by the full house of public, including many young audiences and musica fans. Show Edit Destroy
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2016 The artist welcomed the New Year of 2016 with his performance at the glamorous ShenZhen Concert Hall, collaborated with ShenZhen Symphony and Mo. Muhai Tang. It's also the preparatory performance for the upcoming concert tour in the States and Canada with the orchestra. Show Edit Destroy
MELODY at UNESCO 70th Dan Zhu was invited as guest soloist for the special celebration concert of UNESCO 70th and Melody for Dialogue among Civilization's 10th anniversary, to perform at the main auditorium of UNESCO's headquarter in Paris. His performance was accompanied by Prague Symphony Orchestra and Belgian maestro Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, among well-respected world-music artists from Austria, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Mongolia, Portugal, Turkey, etc. for the world leaders and distinguished guests. The concert was also documented by international medias. Show Edit Destroy
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR SERIES Dan Zhu's piano trio tour continues in China, as coming to the sold-out venue of ZhongShan Cultural and Arts Center, where the artist was appointed as the Cultural Ambassador for Youth from the city at beginning of the 2015-16 performing season. His ensemble's performance of Dvorak's “Dumky” and Tchaikovsky's piano trio received a long standing ovation. Show Edit Destroy
MASTERCLASS for CHAMBER MUSIC During the artist's piano trio concert tour, Dan Zhu along with Oliver Triendl and Martti Rousi shared their experiences and advices of playing chamber music to the local orchestra members and conservatory students, giving coachings and public classes to different type of ensembles in each city. It is very promising and encouraging to see the public growth of their appreciation and involvement towards the art of chamber music. Show Edit Destroy
IT'S TIME for CHAMBER MUSIC The artist spend a 10 days of piano trio concert tour in China, with two brilliant colleagues and renown musicians, Oliver Triendl on piano and Martti Rousi as cellist. The tour starts at the historical venue, Tianjin Concert Hall, for the occasion of 30th anniversary season of Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, where Dan Zhu is also the soloist in residence of the orchestra. They performed a grand program of the two most celebrated pieces in the trio repertoire, Tchaikovsky's piano trio “In memory of a great artist”, and Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Show Edit Destroy
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW by "MID-DAY" The popular newspaper, Mid-Day, reports an exclusive interview on the artist, with topics on his music career, view of Indian culture, collaboration with Mo.Zubin Mehta, etc. Details of this article on: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
TIMES of INDIA Dan Zhu returns to Mumbai, India, for his recital and masterclass series as artist in residence of the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation at the NCPA, co-hosted by the Poona Music Society. The artist gave two recitals in both cities with his pianist Oliver Triendl, on an enchanting program of sonatas by Strauss and Franck, also the Indian premiere of the "Three Fantasies" by Bright Sheng. Show Edit Destroy
HEADLINE REVIEW of CREMONA RECITAL The Italian major news journal, "La Provincia" has given high remarks on Dan Zhu's recital at Fondazione Stradivari. The article praised his performance as "compelling interpretation musically and technically......enchanting, mature, and natural expressivity..." Show Edit Destroy
DAN ZHU meets "PRINCIPE DORIA" The artist was invited back to the city of Violin, Cremona of Italy. He was giving the privilege to perform his recital on the precious historical violin "Principe Doria" of 1734 by Guarneri del Gesu at the Fondazione Stradivari. Here is a glance from his performance on this magnificent instrument: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MASTERCLASS @CUNY The artist visited the Brooklyn campus of CUNY, gave an afternoon of masterclass at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, shared his artistry and experience on both solo and chamber music with the students and faculty of the university. Show Edit Destroy
CONCERTS with PACIFIC SYMPHONY Dan Zhu returned to the beautiful Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, California (since his piano trio concert with Lang Lang from the last appearance at this venue). He had a week of successful performances with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and directed by Mo. En Shao. Their collaboration were raved by the public's standing ovations from each evening. The concerts were live recorded by the KUSC Radio, and will be broadcasted with his pre-concert interview on its channel Classics 3 on Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:00pm (PT): <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR for YOUTH Dan Zhu was awarded as the Cultural Ambassador for the youth program by the city of ZhongShan, when he continued his recital tour at ZhongShan Culture and Arts Cnter, where both he and his recital collaborator, pianist Oliver Triendl also gave a masterclass before the concert. Thier performance were raved by both the public and critics: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
DAN ZHU @HKUST The artist begins his World recital tour of 2015-16 season in Hong Kong, with his return visit at the "Intimacy Creativity" series of HK University for Science and Technology, where he has been the guest artist in residence since 2014, and will continue his collaboration with IC project in April 2016 when he will appear with the HK Philharmonic on the HK premiere of Bright Sheng's "Let Fly" Violin Concerto under baton of composer himself: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC @BALTIC Following his success in Paris during the midweek, Dan Zhu continued his music journey to the Nordic, made his Baltic debut with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Mihhail Gerts conducting in Tallinn, for two performances during the weekend. The concerts were also presented by the two cultural ministers of China and Estonia: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
CONCERT a PARIS Dan Zhu returned to one of his favorite cities, Paris, at beginning of the 2015-16 season. Collaborated with l'Orchestre Colonne and the rising French conductor, Julien Leroy, at the historical venue, Salle Gaveau. His performance received a triumphant success from the full house. Many distinguished artists and colleagues from all of the World gave the warm support in their presences, Ivry Gitlis, Michel Dalberto, Laurent Petitgirard, etc. <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
WORLD CHINESE GALA On the traditional Chinese holiday, Mid-Autumn Festival day, and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, Dan Zhu was honored to be the guest soloist to perform with the Global Chinese Orchestra & Mo. Jia Lv, a special orchestra made from members of all Chinese oversea musicians in the World top orchestras (such as Munich Phil., Bayerisches Rundfunk, NDR, London Phil., Suisse Romande, Detroit Symphony, etc. to name few). Th gala performance marked the birth of this orchestra, and was live broadcasted worldwide by CCTV and Tencent online streaming: <a href=""target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF XINJIANG AUTONOMY PROVINCE The soloist performed for the first time in the most west region of China, Urumqi, for the celebration concert of the XinJiang Uigur Province's 60 years since its establishment. He shared the artistry with the Xinjiang Philharmonic, a state orchestra made of musicians from 13 different ethnic groups, also gave a masterclass and lecture with the students of the local music school and orchestra members. Show Edit Destroy
"7 VIOLINISTS" in KOREA After last year's successful tour of "7 Violinists", the project returns at beginning of this season in South Korea. The two brilliant performances took place at Daegu Citizen Hall and Seoul Arts Center, with its unique program of Beethoven's "Grosse Fugue", Piazzolla "Seasons & Tango", to transcriptions of Michael Jackson and Beatles, etc. But all performed by this wonder only violin ensemble! Show Edit Destroy
CHAMBER MUSIC @LESSINES The artist shared a weekend long of chamber music programs with his distinguished colleagues and friends from England, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, etc. at the Festival "Les Sons Intensif" in Belgium. Performed three evenings of versatile programs, from the great chamber music classics such as Dvorak "Dumky" Trio, Schoenberg "Verklarte Nacht", to arrangements of John Lennon, etc. Final concert was broadcasted by the Belgium national radio station, Musique 3: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
JOINING CONCERTO WINDERSTEIN The renown Munich based artist management has announced the signing of Mr. Dan Zhu on their artist roster (among Emerson Quartet, Yvegeny Kissin, Gerhard Oppitz, Gil Shaham, etc.), as the official representative of the artist for all the German speaking countries and several other European territories. The head of the office, Dr. Hans-Dieter Goehre and his associates are very much looking forward to their collaboration with the artist, which begins from September 2015: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
CELEBRATION at VAIL BRAVO FESTIVAL Dan Zhu gave a special performance for the gala evening during the Vail Bravo Festival in Colorado, in celebration of the great arts patron, Mme. Shirley Young's 80th birthday and her U.S.-China Cultural Institute's 15th anniversary. The artist also joined with several leading musicians of China and the principals of the New York Philharmonic on solo and chamber music, including a poetic piece dedicated to this event by composer Huang Ruo. The celebrated designer, Han Feng specially designed the artist's outfit for the evening. Mme. Shirley Young personally collaborated with Dan Zhu on piano for the "Salut d'Amore" by Elgar, which became the highlight of the evening. CCTV has documented the complete event, which will broadcast the program at a later time. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC at KAISER VILLA The artist came to pay tribute with his music with the legendary Dragonarij ensemble at the Kaiser Villa in Bad Ischl, Austria, where King Franz Joseph and Princess Sisi has once established as the royal summer palace. Some of the grand composers of late 19th century, Anton Bruckner, Franz Lehar, Richard Strauss, etc. all have visited and brought their music personally at this imperial venue in the history. Show Edit Destroy
CHINA & US CULTURAL EXCHANGE On the special occasion of Chinese Vice Premier, Mme. Liu YanDong's state visit in Washington, D.C., Dan Zhu gave the U.S. premiere of the violin concerto "Lamura Cuo" written for him by the renown composer Xiaogang Ye, collaborated with the American Composers Orchestra and conducted by Mo. Delta David Gier. The concert marked the inauguration of the China-U.S. Composers Project. His performance was highly regarded and captured by the major medias from both countries; <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
RESIDENCY at TIANJIN SYMPHONY Dan Zhu returns to Tianjin Symphony as the artist in residence of the orchestra season, gave a marvelous performance of the brilliant Wieniawski violin concerto no.2, which received the highly acclaimed review by the China Arts Journal: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MILAN EXPO 2015 Countdown of 30 days to Dan Zhu's performance at the San Siro Stadium during the Milan Expo 2015. His appearance at this special event will be accompanied by the popular Italian artists Giovanni Alevi and Emis Kila. The evening will also feature the football match between the 2006 World cup championship team of Italy versus the all-time rival Germany. The event will dedicate and donate to the foundation "FShow to Feed the Children". Show Edit Destroy
2015 CHINA SYMPHONY SUMMIT Dan Zhu was honored to be the artist-in-residence and guest speaker at the 2015 China Symphony Summit, where he gave a special performance and shared his talk with all the major orchestra leaders and presenters, on the topic of the development of Chinese orchestras and classical music scene of the nation. Show Edit Destroy
DAN ZHU at LINCOLN CENTER This weekend Dan Zhu will appear at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center in New York City, in collaboration with the Riverside Symphony and Mo. George Rothman on a brilliant and versatile program, featuring Kabalevsky, Waxman, and Poulenc. More details at: <a href="" target="_blank">More</> Show Edit Destroy
DAN ZHU plays CARMEN Watch Dan Zhu's latest concert video online from his guest appearance at the "World Chinese New Year's Gala 2015", live broadcasted worldwide by the Phoenix TV, which received over millions viewers: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
ROMANCE alla BRILLIANCE The artist made a brilliant return to the city of Guiyang, collaborated his performance with Maestro Zuohuang Chen leading the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra on Wieniawski violin concerto no. 2, one of the classics from childhood's repertoire collection of the artist, which brought the full house on their feet that evening. Show Edit Destroy
WORLD CHINESE NEW YEAR'S GALA 2015 Celebrate the most special holiday of the Chinese culture~Spring Festival, the artist returns to his hometown, Beijing, performed at the glamours "World Chinese New Year's Gala" with the NCPA Orchestra and Maestro Lv Jia, which attracted over one billion viewers of its live broadcasting worldwide by the Phoenix TV and its online streaming. Show Edit Destroy
GRAND DUO CONCERTANTE Splendid collaboration with renown pianist, Michel Dalberto in duo recital at the auditorium of the one millennium old "l'Abbaye aux Dames" in Saintes, France. The two artists shared an evening of music by Beethoven and Franck, triumphantly received by the full house of public. Show Edit Destroy
MUSICAL MARATHON in NETHERLANDS The artist returns at the Storioni Festival for the residency week filled with Intensity, Fun, Brilliance, and Excitement. Shared 6 versatile programs with all the wonderful friends, colleagues, and the enthusiastic public. The Grand Finale "Storioni Nacht" ran a marathon evening of nearly 4.5hrs' music received the standing ovation at the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, which was live broadcasted by the Dutch national radio 4. Show Edit Destroy
GALA CELEBRATION with NOBLE PRIZE WINNER The artist collaborated a special event with Prof. Mo Yan, the 2013 Noble Prize winner for literature and Mme. Zhang HuoDing, renown Peking opera star, in celebration of the new book release《Curtain Arise》by one of the most celebrated Chinese TV hosts, Mr. Bai YanSheng. His emotional performance brought the full house of public and major medias on their feet at the TsingHwa University's Lecture Hall in Beijing. Show Edit Destroy
"SYMPHONIC WORLD" in UNIVERSITIES One week, four concerts, Dan Zhu shared his tour of "Symphonic World" concert series with the National Symphony Orchestra of China, bringing great music into the campus life of the four major universities in Nanjing, both wonderful and encouraging to see so many college students are passionate and involved in classical music. Show Edit Destroy
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING Dan Zhu made the world premiere recording of XiaoGang Ye's latest violin concerto "Lamura Cuo", this revised version was written for the artist, whom collaborated with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Maestro Franck Ollu, the composer himself was also presented during the recording process. Show Edit Destroy
2014 CCTV GRAND PRIX Live from the studio, Dan Zhu returns to the CCTV Music Channel, this time not performing, but as guest jury member for the Finale of 2014 CCTV Violin Grand Prix, the two evenings of live broacasting attracted over millions of viewers watching the performances given by the eight gifted young finalists. Show Edit Destroy
7 VIOLINISTS 10 days, 5 concerts and 7 violinists, the artist collaborated with 6 other wonderful international violinists on a concert tour in South Korea, the versatile program covers music from Nicolo Paganini to Michael Jackson, including highlights of the tour at the Seoul Arts Centre. Show Edit Destroy
WAR and PEACE Commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, Dan Zhu gave a special performance with the National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Zhang GuoYong on Shostakovich violin concerto no.1 for this occasion at the NCPA Symphony Hall in Beijing. The powerful and emotional performance brought the public to their feet, No war under the Peaceful wish of music. Show Edit Destroy
FROM TANGLEWOOD TO THE GREAT WALL The artist had great joy and privilege to share his music with over 10,000 fans at the foot of this world heritage landmark, for the opening concert at the Tanglewood Music Valley of the Great Wall Forest Festival. The open-air concert was collaborated with the National Opera Orchestra and Maestro Yu Feng. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC FROM THE ENDLESS NORTHERN LIGHTS The artist has been in residence of the Sysmän Suvisoitto Festival in Finland for the last 10 days, where he shared a series of fantastic concerts and wonderful times with a group of excellent musicians from different part of the world: <a href=""target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
BIRTHDAY WITH BEETHOVEN CONCERTO The artist celebrated his birthday last weekend with Beethoven violin concerto, one of his favorites, accompanied by QingDao Symphony orchestra and Maestro Tan Lihua. Show Edit Destroy
"EXPLORE THE ENDLESS BEAUTY OF THE MUSIC WORLD" Celebrate June 21st as the International Music Day, with Dan Zhu's interview of "Explore the endless beauty of the music world" by the Seychelles News Agency: <a href="" target="_blank">Link</a> Show Edit Destroy
CHINA PREMIERE The artist openned the 2014 Beijing International Modern Music Festival, with the China premiere of the new violin concerto "Let Fly" by the renowned composer Bright Sheng, at the symphony hall of National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, accompanied by the NCPA Orchestra and Maeetro Zhang Yi. The performance was hugely embraced by the full house. <a href="" target="_blank">bmmf</> , <a href="" target="_blank">NCPA</> Show Edit Destroy
CONCERTS at IC 2014 Dan Zhu concluded each week of the two weeks' residency as special guest artist of the "Intimacy of Creativity" project with World Premiere Concert series at the Hong Kong City Hall theatre. The artist shared the stage with some of the leading composers of our time, Bright Sheng, Derek Bermel, Xiao-Gang Ye on their works, also led and collaborated with the musicians from Tanglewood Festival on two different programs of chamber music, including Schoenberg "Verklarte Nacht" and Brahms piano quartets. <a href="" target="_blank">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
MASTERCLASS DAY IN HONG KONG The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts hosted Dan Zhu's masterclass series at their recital hall. The artist has been invited to give the public class by the academy during his concert week in Hong Kong each performing season. This time the topic of his class was on violin and piano duo. Followed by another class he led at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as part of his residency at the IC program. Show Edit Destroy
MUSIC CHAT LIVE on RADIO Dan Zhu begins his second residency week at the IC project with two live radio broadcast programs at RTHK 3 & 4 channels. The artist shared his views and experiences on working closely with the leading composers of our time, also gave a live performance on air, accompanied by Bright Sheng on piano. <a href="">Link</a> Show Edit Destroy
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY AT IC, HONG KONG The violinist just finished the first week of his two weeks' residency as special guest artist of "The Intimacy of Creativity 2014" project with a high mark of "World Premiere Concert Series I" at City Hall Theatre of Hong Kong. A week of close dialogue between the composers and performers was well demonstrated through the program of Bright Sheng, Xiaogang Ye, and Arnold Schoenberg. <a href="">Link</a> Show Edit Destroy
"A TALE OF TWO STRADS"-- DAN ZHU on《LA NACION 》 The international press《La Nacion》of Argentina, published the interview with the artist. Read more: (under Press) <a href="">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
DOUBLE HAPPINESS OF BRAHMS DOUBLE The brilliant duo of Dan Zhu and Martti Rousi brought the great Brahms double concerto for violin and cello to the public of TianJin, beautifully collaborated with Tianjin Symphony under the direction of Maestro Muhai Tang. The artists gave an inspiring performance of this symphonic masterpiece! Show Edit Destroy
"NEW YORK TIMES" MENTION The artist's recital appearance with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach was mentioned in the article of New York Times last week, which was one of the highlights at the Kennedy center in Washington, D.C. , among the top artists Matthias Goerne, Lang Lang, and Christian Tetzlaff. The memorable duo recital of Zhu and Eschenbach on Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano were successfully received by the full house of standing ovation that evening! Read the complete article: <a href="">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
BEETHOVEN, FROM AUSTRIA TO CHINA Dan Zhu begins a series of concerts in China this past weekend, with the eternal music--Beethoven violin concerto in Zhengzhou, collaborated by the musicians of both Bruckner Orchester Linz and HeNan Symphony orchestra under the masterful baton of Muhai Tang. Show Edit Destroy
HIGHLIGHTS OF BELGRADE CONCERT Dan Zhu's latest triumph in Belgrade, beautifully collaborated with Maestro Muhai Tang and the Belgrade Philharmonic, greatly appreciated by the full house of passionate public at the Grand hall of the Kolarac Foundation, including the cultural minister of Serbia, ambassadors of China and Mexico, etc. (Photo credit: Marko Djokovic/Beogradska Filharmonija) Show Edit Destroy
MUSICAL WEEK IN PARIS A splendid musical week for the artist in Paris, received both inspirations and admirations from such great musicians as his mentor Ivry Gitlis, Maestro Michel Plasson, tenor Rolando Villazon. Show Edit Destroy
TRIBUTE CONCERT IN NEW YORK Beauty of sharing emotions and expressions through different art formats: on January 14th, the violinist gave a solo performance inspired by the great artist, DoDo JinMing, which created an unique dialogue between music and photography. An evening of soul-searching experience for both the artists and public. Show Edit Destroy
Happy New Year 2014 Happy New Year, Everyone! Wishing all my family and friends a beautiful year with love and laugh ahead! It has been a great year of 2013 with many unforgettable moments through my music journey, I look forward very much to share more with you in 2014! Show Edit Destroy
SANGAT FESTIVAL IN MUMBAI, INDIA December 15th-22nd, Dan Zhu returns at the Mehli Mehta Foundation after his successful solo recital last season. A series of concert taken place at the NCPA Theatre, great joy to share music with the other wonderful artists for the passionate public at the Sangat Festival. <a href="">Link</> Show Edit Destroy
2014 NEW YEAR'S CONCERT IN BEIJING December 14th, the artist made a brief stop but brilliant appearance at his birthplace Beijing for the Mercedes and CEIBS New Year's concert at the Forbidden City concert hall, with Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Tan LiHua. Show Edit Destroy
PERFORMING AT GREAT WALL STATION IN ANTARCTICA November 28th, An emotional day for the artist, whom became the first musician to perform at the Great Wall scientific research base in Antarctica, feeling honored and privileged to share his music with the scientists and staff from the station and members of the forum. read more: <a href="">Link</a> Show Edit Destroy
ANTARCTICA FORUM November 22nd-December 2nd, Proudly supporting and performing for the international environmental summit "Antarctica Forum" during the expedition trip to the white continent, among world-renown scientists, diplomats, intellectuals. The journey was filmed by the Phoenix TV of Hong Kong and Shanghai Oriental TV. Show Edit Destroy
SALZBURG FESTIVAL GALA in WASHINGTON, D.C., USA November 14th, bring the festival spirit and presentation of 2014 program to the public and press of the US capital, Dan Zhu’s performance was hosted by both the Austrian ambassador and festival president. Show Edit Destroy
SALZBURG FESTIVAL in BEIJING, CHINA October 15th, performed for the representation of the Salzburg Festival in Dan Zhu’s hometown Beijing, honored by the festival president and artistic director, proudly supported by Audi. Show Edit Destroy
RECITAL in CREMONA, ITALY October 5th, Dan Zhu’s recital on two precious Stradivarius (“ex-Joachim” 1714 and “Scotland university” 1734) at the beautiful new hall of the Fondazione Stradivari in Cremona. A tribute to the legendary luthier and the First edition of Stradivari Festival. Show Edit Destroy
“MUSICAL MARATHON” in ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA September 30th - October 2nd, three concerts at three beautiful venues in St. Petersburg (Sheremetiev Palace, Philharmonie Hall and Hermitage Theatre) in collaboration with two great French musicians, Michel Dalberto and Henri Demarquette. Duo and trio programs covered from Lasso to Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Paganini, Franck, Faure, Ravel until Messiaen – a real musical fest! Show Edit Destroy
2013-14 SEASON OPENING WITH Mo. ZUBIN MEHTA September 25th, Dan Zhu’s season opening concert with Maestro Zubin Mehta and Maggio Musicale Orchestra at full house of Teatro Comunale in Florence, Italy. Show Edit Destroy


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"NEW YORK TIMES" MENTION The artist's recital appearance with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach was mentioned in the article of New York Times last week, which was one of the highlights at the Kennedy center in Washington, D.C. , among the top artists Matthias Goerne, Lang Lang, and Christian Tetzlaff. The memorable duo recital of Zhu and Eschenbach on Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano were successfully received by the full house of standing ovation that evening! Read the complete article: <a href="">Link</> /uploads/press/image/4/_28C4890.jpg Show Edit Destroy
"A TALE OF TWO STRADS"-- DAN ZHU on《LA NACION 》 The international press《La Nacion》from Argentina, published the interview with the artist, sharing his experience and thoughts of playing on two legendary Stradivari violins in one recital at the newly opened auditorium of Museo del Violino in the heart of the violin-making, Cremona of Italy. This unique occasion has been a remarkable demonstration for the beauty of the sound through the hands of both the historical master-maker and the brilliant virtuoso of today! Click the photo to read the article. /uploads/press/image/5/_La_Nacion__2013-12-Dan_Zhu___Stradivarius_Cover_Page.jpg Show Edit Destroy
《DIE WELT》REVIEW Review on Dan Zhu's recital with pianist Tzimone Barto at Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. /uploads/press/image/6/mmexport1400262150392.jpg Show Edit Destroy
《DANAS》REVIEW Concert review on Dan Zhu's performance with Maestro Muhai Tang and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. /uploads/press/image/7/IMG_37287875092012.jpeg Show Edit Destroy
TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL REVIEW Review on Dan Zhu's tribute concert to the legendary Leonard Bernstein, with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood Festival's 75th anniversary. /uploads/press/image/8/IMG_8774_copy.JPG Show Edit Destroy
"DAN ZHU WAS ENCHANTING" on FINNISH NEWS The artist's performance at Sysman Festival in Finland, was praised as the absolute highlights of the concert by the Southern Finland News. /uploads/press/image/9/P7073159.JPG Show Edit Destroy
《CHINA ARTS JOURNAL》REVIEW Young star Dan Zhu gave an outstanding performance of the new violin concerto "Let Fly" by Bright Sheng. /uploads/press/image/10/2014.5.16_NCPA_Concert_Hall.JPG Show Edit Destroy
《MüNCHNER MERKUR》REVIEW: PERFEKTES SPIEL The major German newspaper “Münchner Merkur” published a fantastic review on Dan Zhu's recital at the Ebersberger Klavierzyklus series. Praised his performance as the “Perfect Playing”. /uploads/press/image/11/Dan_Zhu__M_nchner_Merkur__28.01.jpg Show Edit Destroy

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Dan Zhu gave a brilliant performance on Boris Papandopulo violin concerto with Croatian National Opera Orchestra of Rijeka and Finnish maestro Ville Matvejeff at HNK Zajc Opera house, in celebratio...

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The World premiere recording of Boris Papandopulo violin concerto is published by German label CPO at the end of February 2017. Dan Zhu and the wonderful team of this recording came back to Croatia...

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