Saturday, February 20, 2021

Vivian Zhu | 2nd Prize | Strings | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Vivian Zhu, age 14, is a 9th grader at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, CA. She started her cello lessons with Mr. Jia-mo Chen and then Mrs. Julie Hochman since she was 7 years old. She has participated in many music events, competitions and orchestras.  She has taken several cello master classes from Amit Peled, Bion Tsang and Hannah Holman. She won the 1st place in Crescendo International Music Competition, the 3rd place in the U.S. Open Music competition string category, First Place Winner of the American Protégé International Music Competition, 3rd place Cello in International Music Competition and Classical Masters Festival, and 1st place in California Association of Music Professional Teacher Go for Gold. She has been selected to play in the California All-State Orchestra 2019 and 2020, and served as the 2nd chair cellist. She is the recipient of scholarships from Univ. of Pacific and Cazadero music camps. She was accepted to the International Cello Institute and Amit Peled’s Cello Academy in 2020. She has played with Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Premier Orchestra and Folsom Lake College Chamber Orchestra for three years.  She attended Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Summer Chamber workshop for several years, and attended Music by the Sea Chamber Summer Workshop in Monterey. For two years she has been playing in the Pacific Institute of Music piano chamber group. Besides cello, Vivian enjoys studying, programming and performing ballet and contemporary dance at Hawkins school of performing Arts.

Concerto in G Minor Op 49 No 1 I. Allegro Dmitri Kabalevsky - 7:30