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Zhi-Jong Wang made her solo debut at the age of 14 with Orchestre national de Lille under Sir Yehudi Menuhin in France, since then she has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras,including Orchestre national de Radio France, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorcheser Berlin, Warsaw philhramonic orchestra amongst others. She collaborates with musicians such as Yuri Temirkanov, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrel, Matthias Bamert, Okko Kamu, John Storgårds, Lior Shambadal,Christian Arming, Muhai Tang, etc.

Zhi-Jong’s recent accomplishments include her debut recital at the Lucerne Festival, highly acclaimed performances with the Osaka Century Orchestra and with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Tadaaki Otaka, and her debut at the Philharmonie Berlin.

As well as performing the standard violin repertoire, Zhi-Jong is a passionate exponent of contemporary music, performing works by Gubaidulina, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Ligeti, etc. In the recent seasons, she premiered Ana Sokolovic’s Commedia dell'arte III and Nikolai Badinski’s Violin Concerto No.2.

Following her first concert leading the orchestra from the violin with Ensemble Orchestral de Paris performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 5 at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, ‘playconducting’ has attracted Zhi-Jong’s interest and in recent seasons she has played/conducted Vivaldi/Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and several of the Mozart concerti.

Zhi-Jong is the laureate of many important competitions beginning with First Prize in the 1998 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. In the same year, she also won the First Prize of the China National Violin Competition, where she was the youngest first prize winner ever. In the following years Zhi-Jong Wang has distinguished herself receiving prizes in the Sibelius Violin Competition, Lipizer Violin Competition, Tchaikovsky Competition, etc. Her achievements have attracted world-wide attention, in 2006 the China edition of Gramophone magazine featured her in a full-page report, and musical critics acclaimed her as “a rare new star in Asia”.

Zhi-Jong has studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music with the renowned Chinese violinist Professor Lina Yu. Afterwards, she studied with Kolja Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, where she also worked as Professor Blacher’s assistant. 

Zhi-Jong is currently Associate Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

repertoire
Concerti
BACH 
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041;
Violin Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1042;
Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043

BADINSKI, NIKOLAI
Violin Concerto No.2

BARBER 
Violin Concerto Op.14

BARTÓK 
Violin Concerto No. 1, Sz 36;
Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112

BEETHOVEN 
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61;
Romance No.1 in G major, Op. 40
Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50

BERG 
Violin Concerto

BERNSTEIN 
Serenade

BRAHMS 
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77

BRUCH 
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26;
Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op.46

CHAUSSON 
Concerto in D major for violin, string quartet and piano, Op.21
Poème, Op.25

CHEN, YI
Spring in Dresden

DVOŘÁK 
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53

ELGAR 
Violin Concerto in B minor op. 61

GLAZUNOV 
Violin Concerto in A minor,Op.82

GUBAIDULINA 
Offertorium
In Tempus Praesens

HAYDN 
Violin Concerto in No.1 in C major,Hob. VIIa:1

HE ZHANHAO;
CHEN GANG
“Butterfly lovers” Violin Concerto

KABALEVSKY 
Violin Concerto in C major, Op.48

KHACHATURIAN 
Violin Concerto in D minor

KORNGOLD 
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

LUTOSLAWSKI 
Chain II

MENDELSSOHN 
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64

MOZART 
Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, KV 216;
Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, KV 218;
Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, KV 219;
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat
major, K.364

PAGANINI 
Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6

PIAZZOLLA 
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

PROKOFIEV 
Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19
Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

RAVEL 
Tzigane

SAINT-SAËNS 
Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61;
Intruduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

SARASATE 
Zigeunerweisen, Op.20

SCHNITTKE 
Concerto Grosso No.1 for Two Violins, Harpsichord, Prepared Piano and Strings

SCHUBERT 
Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major, D438

SCHUMANN 
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

SCHÖNBERG 
Violin Concerto, Op.36

SHOSTAKOVICH 
Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, Op. 77
Violin Concerto No.2 in C-sharp Minor, Op.129

SIBELIUS 
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47

STRAUSS,R
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.8

STRAVINSKY 
Violin Concerto in D major

TCHAIKOVSKY 
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

VIEUXTEMPS 
Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, Op.37

VIVALDI 
Four Seasons

WANG, XI LIN 
Violin Concerto

WAXMAN 
Carmen Fantasie

WEILL 
Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op.12

WIENIAWSKI 
Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Polonaise Brillante Op.4 in D major
Polonaise Brillante No.2 in A major, Op.21


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