Yuqian Zhang

Violin

Hometown: Sichuan, China
Alma Maters: Sichuan Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Appearances: Zephyr International Chamber Music, Italy, 2014 & 2017; The Second U.S Music School Piano and Violin Music Festival, China, 2012
Instagram: @zhangxiaomeier
Musical origins: I began playing the violin at age 4. My first violin teacher picked me to play the violin when I was in Kindergarten.
Favorite pieces to play: Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 7, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
Favorite musical memory: The first time I saw the live concert of Anne-Sophie Mutter playing Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
Favorite non-classical musician: Jay Chou
Best music to have on repeat: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5!
What recording would you take to a deserted island: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 played by San Francisco Symphony
Favorite non-musical hobby or activity: Watching movies and having Sichuan hot pot with friends
Favorite book: Harry Potter!
Time travel destination: Qing Dynasty

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