Nancy Zhou
United States of America, °1993
VIOLIN 2012 : Laureate
Nancy Zhou started to learn the violin at the age of 4. She was taught by her father, Zhou Long, and by Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory (Boston). Since 2008 she has had a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, which has made it possible for her to give numerous recitals in Europe. Since last year she has performed with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baden-Baden Philharmonie, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the San Antonio Symphony, among other orchestras. In 2009 she won the Johansen International Competition (Washington), and the China International Violin Competition; in 2010 she won the prize for best performance of the compulsory work in the Sibelius Competition.


Miriam Fried (2011-present)
Long Zhou (1997-present)


Scholarship Recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation (2009-present)

Artist (Violin and Viola), Verbier Festival (2011)

Artist (Violin), Festpiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin, Germany (2011)

Semi-finalist, Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition (2011)

Finalist and Best Performance of Commissioned Work, 10th SIbelius International Violin Competition (2010)

1st Prize and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work, 5th Johansen International Music Competition (2009)

1st Place, 2nd Chinese International Violin Competition (2009)

Full Scholarship Recipient of the Carl Flesch Akademie, Baden-Baden (2009)

Grand Prizewinner, San Antonio Symphony Future Stars Competition (2009)

Full Scholarship Holder, Aspen Music Festival (2008)

Semi-Finalist, 13th Wieniawski International Violin Competition, Poznan, Poland (2006)

Director's Prize, Kingsville International Violin Competition (2003)

Final 2012: Nancy Zhou
Semi-final 2012: Nancy Zhou - recital
Semi-final 2012: Nancy Zhou - concerto
Final (25/05/2012)
Sergey Prokofiev Violin sonata n. 1 in F minor op. 80
Kenji Sakai Concerto pour violon et orchestre
Jean Sibelius Concerto in D minor op. 47
Nancy Zhou, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist

Récital (12/05/2012)

Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Victor Kissine Caprice
Henryk Wieniawski Variations sur un thème original in A minor op. 15
Nancy Zhou, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist

Concerto (09/05/2012)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Nancy Zhou, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (05/05/2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Nancy Zhou, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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