Klein International String Competition
Friday, May 18
At 7:30 PM
Kline Competition prize winner to perform at PCA
Zhanbo Zheng, a violist from China, and a recent prize winner in the prestigious Irving M. Klein International String Competition, will perform a concert at the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18 at 7:30.p.m. He will be accompanied by Miles Graber, with a reception to follow the concert.
The program includes the music of Bach, Knox, Paganini and Brahms.
Admission is $25 for adults and $18 for students. Advance ticket purchases are available at $23.
The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a designated location for Klein Competition winners to perform.
A graduate of the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Zheng is now pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studies with Kim Kashkashian. He is also a member of the Ravos Quartet, an Honor Ensembles at NEC.
In 2010, he won first place in an International Viola and Cello Competition in Spain. In 2014, he became the first Chinese violist to win the Primrose International Viola Competition. He recently received the Pablo Casals Prize for Best Performance of Solo Bach at the 2017 Irving M. Klein International String Competition.
As a soloist, Zheng has performed with Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, China Broadcasting Performing Arts Orchestra, EOS Repertoire Orchestra and Four Season Chamber Orchestra. He also has performed at the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago, the Verbier Festival,
Cleveland ChamberFest, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.