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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.
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....
13 Nov 2012
Yuri Bashmet will lead the Beijing Symphony Orchestra this coming weekend at the stunning Forbidden City Concert Hall, performing...
01 Jul 2011
On 14 July Jing Zhao performs the Beethoven Triple...
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, ...
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....
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...
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 ...
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...
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.