Ludlow Arts: Classical

Leia Zhu, violin
Leia Zhu

Ludlow Second Wednesday Concerts

Wednesday 13 April 2022


Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Leia Zhu: violin
Benjamin Engeli: piano

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin in A minor, Op.23
Szymanowski: Nocturne und Tarantella for violin and piano, Op.28
Fauré: Sonata for violin and piano in A major, Op.13
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Gipsy Airs) for violin and piano, Op.20

Lauded for her musical maturity, expressive interpretations and impressive technical ability, 15 year-old British violinist Leia Zhu is recognised as a star of the future. Since her debut at age four, she has performed at prestigious festivals and venues in more than 15 countries around the world, and with numerous established orchestras and international artists.

Appointed Artist-in-Residence with the London Mozart Players in October 2021, she embeds herself within the orchestra, performing as featured soloist, leading play, directing programmes and in chamber music. Leia also plays a crucial role in the orchestra's community residencies in Croydon and Hastings, inspiring and motivating her peers through educational projects.

2021/22 season highlights include multiple engagements with London Mozart Players, a return to English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, concerts at KKL Luzern with Festival Strings Lucerne and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Sage Gateshead with Royal Northern Sinfonia and at Marvão International Music Festival, a three-city tour to Italy, and recital debuts at Tonhalle Zürich, Biblioteksaal Polling, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

In August 2021, Zhu debuted at age 14 with London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, as part of the orchestra's annual BMW Classics concert in Trafalgar Square, a concert already postponed from the previous year due to the pandemic. She has performed in concert halls festivals and broadcasts across Europe.

Tickets from Ludlow Assembly Rooms box office (01584 878141) or HERE

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