Ziyu He (Austria)



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    Ziyu He was born in 1999 in Qingdao, China and began studying the violin at the age of 5 under the guidance of Professor Xiangrong Zhang.
    In 2010, Ziyu was presented in Beijing as a part of the Austrian-Chinese Music Academy to Professor Paul Roczek of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg. Professor Roczek immediately recognized the immense musical potential and artistic talent of young Ziyu and recommended him as a participant in the International Mozarteum Summer Academy.
    Since October 2011, Ziyu lives and studies in Salzburg at the Leopold Mozart Institute of the Mozarteum University.
    Ziyu has already demonstrated astonishing talent in many concerts. Of especial distinction were two concerts opening the Salzburg Festival in 2010 and 2012, and another in the Leopold Mozart Center in the University of Augsburg, Germany. As the youngest participant of the Meissen Music Academy in the summer of 2012, he was chosen amongst all age groups for the Szymon Goldberg Award. Recently he was also named prize winner of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy, and as a result he performed at the Salzburg Festival the Chaconne in d minor of J.S. Bach. In 2013 he won a special prize as well as the third prize at the International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schöntal and a third prize at the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists.
    Ziyu made his debut with orchestra in November 2012 with the Qingdao Symphony, playing Saint-Saëns´ Rondo Capriccioso. In September 2014 he will perform a recital in the Robert Schumann House, Zwickau, Germany.
    (from emcy.org)