Zheng Yang


Zheng Yang was born in China and moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to study violin under Michael Ma and chamber music under Ivan Chan. In 2017 he received his Master of Music degree with distinction from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). During his studies he won the HKAPA Academy Concerto Competition on two occasions and was the concertmaster of the HKAPA Academy Symphony Orchestra. Zheng Yang has participated in masterclasses by Sylvia Rosenberg, Donald Weilerstein, Earl Carlyss, Günter Pichler, Gerhard Schulz, James Dunham, Ning Feng, Cho-Liang Lin, Leonidas Kavakos and Renaud Capuçon. He has performed in concerts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and in 2011 and 2012 he performed with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Kent Blossom Music Festival in the USA. Zheng Yang is a devoted chamber musician and has given many performances as leader of the Gloucester String Quartet since 2013. These include a collaboration with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in 2016, a performance at the Tongyeong International Music Festival and a performance in London to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. In 2015 the Gloucester Quartet won the Schoenfeld International String Competition and performed on tour in the UK. The quartet also received a full scholarship to participate at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal and at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. In 2018 he participated in a recording project of the chamber version of Mahler’s Symphony No.1. Zheng Yang is currently teaching violin at the Junior Department of the HKAPA. He became a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2018. He is also a founding member of the Bauhinia Trio and a freelance member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras.


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