Jingzhuo Zhang

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Cello

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Jingzhuo Zhang was born in North-East China in 1993. Born into a musical family Jingzhuo began learning the cello at the age of eight. In 2002 she moved to Shanghai to study with Meijuan Liu and Xinhua Ma at the Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Through her studies in Shanghai she received the ‘Future Star’ award, she won National Chamber Music Competition and gained a full scholarship to study for her BMus degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London to study with Jo Cole, Head of Strings.

During her time at the Academy she played as Principal Cellist in Academy String Orchestra and has won many Prizes including an Excellent in the Schoenfeld International String competition and winner in the Douglas Cameron Prize, the Wilfrid Parry Prize, North London Festival String Competition, Florence Hooton Concerto Prize, Harold Craxton Prize and May Mukle Prize.

She has participated in masterclasses with Colin Carr, Sung-Won Yang, Mario Brunello and Robert Cohen.

Jingzhuo is also an active orchestra player. She was the youngest principal cellist in the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2011 and Associate Principal Cello in the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra 2014.

Jingzhuo will generously supported by Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award for 2016-2017 Academic Year.