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Sissi Yuqing Zhang


Sissi Yuqing Zhang


Violinist Sissi Yuqing Zhang is a native of China. With a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, she has studied extensively with Ronald Copes, Lewis Kaplan, Ani Kavafian and Ida Kavafian. Sissi is active in chamber, solo and orchestral playing and her appearances have included the U.S., Europe, and her mother country, China. Her festival experiences include: the New York String Seminar, Juilliard ChamberFest, Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West, Fontainebleau School of Arts in France and Schleswig-Holstein Music festival in Germany, Verbier Festival Orchestra. At these festivals and also at Juilliard, she had the privilege to work with world renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Alan Gilbert, Manfred Honeck, Jamie Laredo, Peter Ounjian, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin,Joseph Silverstein,  Michael Tilson Thomas, Krzysztof Urbański, David Zinman. Her master class instructors include James Ehnes, Glenn Dicterow, Pamela Frank, Maricio Fuks, Frank Huang, Feng Ning, Aaron Rosand and Antje Weithaas.

Her solo experience with orchestra includes winning the concerto competition at the Music Academy of the West. She is also a founding member of the Hsin Trio, which was in the Juilliard Honors Chamber Music and made their debut recital in Alice Tully Hall, New York. 

Before joining the ASO, she was pursuing her Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale School of Music, where she served as concertmaster of Yale Philharmonia and Yale Opera.

Apart from being a professional musician, Sissi is also very enthusiastic about learning new languages and art history. She has fulfilled four semesters in French study in Columbia University and one semester each in architecture and art history at Yale University.