Biography

ZIYU HE
violin

The outstanding young violinist Ziyu He was one of the youngest soloists to make his debut at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under Adam Fischer in 2017, aged just 18. In 2016, Ziyu won both the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and was the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year in 2014.
 
His orchestral appearances include performances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Macau Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Peking Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Center for the Performing Arts, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra della Toscana, Zagreb Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Mozarteum, collaborating with conductors such as Adam Fischer, Christopher Warren-Green, Choo Hoey, Tung-Chieh Chuang, David Brophy, Diego Matheuz, Guoyong Zhang, Howard Griffiths, Ilyich Rivas, Joji Hattori, Kazuki Yamada, Kerem Hasan, Kriistina Poska, Lu Jia, Michele Nitti, Nikoloz Rachveli, Pietari Inkinen, Riccardo Minasi, Steven Sloane, Valery Gergiev, and regularly with Hans Graf.

 

The 2021-22 season sees Ziyu’s debut with the Wiener Symphoniker and Lio Kuokman, he is invited once more to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with Hans Graf, and will perform with the Camerata Schweiz and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra with Howard Griffiths, and with the Sofia Philharmonic. Other recent highlights include Ziyu performing in the BBC Belfast Proms in the Park, his debut at the George Enescu Festival, a return visit to the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg with Riccardo Minasi, and recitals at the Konzerthaus Vienna in their ‘Great Talents’ series.

 

Ziyu is currently continuing his residency at Musikverein Vienna with the Altenberg Trio Wien and their regular concert series in the Brahms Saal.

 

Ziyu He began playing the violin with Xiangrong Zhang in his native China at the age of five. Aged just 10, he was invited by Paul Roczek to study with him in Salzburg at the Mozarteum University, where Ziyu finished his Masters studies in summer 2021 and currently continues his postgraduate violin studies with Benjamin Schmid and Paul Roczek, as well as viola with Thomas Riebl. He plays an Andrea Guarneri violin made in 1688, kindly loaned by a generous private sponsor.

 

April 2022

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