Sixuan Zhu


Photo by Matt Dine


Medalist, string quartet, 2021 World Orchestra Festival Competition; Medalist, string quartet, 2021 China Youth Music Competition / Hummingbird Music Awards; Finalist, 2013 Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music, The 3rd National Children’s Violin Competition; Finalist, 2013 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition; Gold Medal, 2011 CCTV Children’s Art TV Competition; First Prize, 2008 / 2010 / 2011 / 2014 / 2016 Wuhan Excellent Art Talent Competition


The Summer of Wuhan Music Festival, 2013–17; International American Classical Music Week, 2017; Summer Camp of Wuhan Youth Orchestra, 2008–17; Qingtai Music Festival, 2017

What is your earliest memory of classical music?

Watching the Vienna New Year’s Concert with my dad at home

Which composer or genre of music do you feel you connect with the most?


What is your favorite piece of music, and why do you love it?

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is my favorite piece. The piece is so elegant and infectious.