Cello

Jing Zhao


With her deep musicality and virtuosity, Jing Zhao is considered one of the most promising international cellists.  Jing was winner of the first prize at the renowned ARD International Music Competition in Munich.  She has performed under noted conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Myung-whun Chung, Eliahu Inbal and Riccardo Muti. She is a passionate chamber music player, performing with artists including Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Daishin Kashimoto and Michael Barenboim.  Jing has performed with orchestras including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Radio Symphony Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, NHK Symphony, NDR Symphony, Singapore Symphony and Sydney Symphony.

Jing Zhao performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio with Marta Argerich at Lugano Festival

11 Jul 2013

Jing Zhao joins forces with Marta Argerich and Dora Schwarzberg (violin) for this passionate performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, op.50 at the twelfth annual Martha Argerich Project, Lugano....

Jing Zhao and Yuri Bashmet collaborate with Beijing Symphony Orchestra

13 Nov 2012

Yuri Bashmet will lead the Beijing Symphony Orchestra this coming weekend at the stunning Forbidden City Concert Hall, performing...

Jing Zhao travels to Japan

01 Jul 2011

On 14 July Jing Zhao performs the Beethoven Triple...

Jing Zhao performs at the Kissinger Sommer Festival

31 May 2011

Jing Zhao performs at the Kissinger Sommer Festival with concerts on 23 and 25 June. She will be performing with artists including Lawrence Power, Adrien La Marca, Avan Yu, ...

Jing Zhao performs the Brahms Double Concerto with Wei Lu and the Nagoya Philharmonic

11 Feb 2011

On 23 February Jing Zhao performs the Brahms Double Concerto with Wei Lu and the Nagoya Philharmonic. This concert will be conducted by Thierry Fischer.

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Jing Zhao and Martha Argerich

12 Jan 2011

This month Jing Zhao is in Istanbul performing Beethoven’s Piano Quartet No 3, Franck’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A, Chopin’s Polonaise Brilliant in C and...

International Classical Artists is delighted to announce the signing for worldwide management of cellist Jing Zhao

03 Dec 2010

Jing Zhao is considered one of the most promising international cellists.  While studying at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, Jing Zhao was discovered by the Japanese cellist ...

Jing Zhao performs in Zagreb

01 Oct 2010

Jing Zhao performs Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra as part of the Zagreb International Chamber Music Festival.  She also performed chamber music including...

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With her deep musicality and virtuosity, Jing Zhao is considered one of the most promising international cellists.

While studying at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, she was discovered by the Japanese cellist  Ryosuke Hori , who invited her to Japan.  In 1999 Seiji Ozawa helped her move to Berlin for further study at the Karajan Academy and she also took private lessons with Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo-Yo Ma.

Jing Zhao was winner of the first prize at the renowned ARD International Music Competition in Munich and also won the first prize in the “Viva Hall” Violoncello Competition and the Music Awards. In addition, in 2009, she was awarded the prize for best interpretation of a new work and the audience prize at the renowned Exxon Mobil Music Awards in Japan.

She has performed under noted conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Thierry Fischer, Jean Fournet, Myung-Whun Chung, Eiji Oue, Eliahu Inbal and Riccardo Muti. She is a passionate chamber music player and has performed with artists including Martha Argerich, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage, Daishin Kashimoto, Guy Braunstein, Myung-whun Chung, Konstantin Lifschitz and Michael Barenboim.

Jing Zhao has performed with orchestras including the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerische Rundfunk, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, NHK Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Singapore Symphony Orchestra,Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Jing Zhao was born in Beijing and started playing the violoncello at the age of five. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

July 2013