Jing Zhao


Performances: has performed with noted conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Mazel, Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Myung-whun Chung, Muhai Tang, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Bashmet, Kenichiro Kobayashi, Jean Fournet, and Eliahu Inbal; has collaborated with artists such Emmanuel Pahud, Guy Braunstein, Daishin Kashimoto, Paul Meyer, Boris Berezovsky, Éric Le Sage, Antoine Tamestit, Konstantin Lifschitz, and Trevor Pinnock; toured in Asia with Myung-whun Chung, where they were invited to perform together for His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan; Seiji Ozawa chose her as soloist, together with Vadim Repin, Lang Lang, and Kathleen Battle, for the opening new-year concert of the China National Center for the Performing Arts

Appearances: NHK, Beijing, Sydney, and Singapore Symphonies; New Japan, Hong Kong, and KBS Philharmonics, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Berlin Symphony, NDR Symphony, and Munich Chamber Orchestras; Philharmonica della Scala

Festivals: Lugano (Project Martha Argerich), Jerusalem, Zagreb International, Zagreb Chamber Music, Istanbul International, and Argerich’s Beppu Festivals; Roland’s Ecke in Bonn WH; Bad Kissingen; La Folle Journée

Awards: 1st Prize, 2005 ARD International Music Competition, Munich; 2009 Exxon Mobil Music Award, Japan

Recordings: 5 CDs for Victor Entertainment, Japan; Shostakovich cello concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 2015; two of Tan Dun’s Cello Concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tan Dun, 2017

Education: Karajan Academy; privately with Yo-Yo Ma and Maestro Rostropovich

Jing Zhao performed with The Orchestra Now on November 11, 2018.