Violin

Ziyu He

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Introduction

The outstanding young violinist Ziyu He was one of the youngest soloists to make his debut at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under Adam Fischer in 2017, aged just 18. He has also performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra  and Valery Gergiev, RAI Orchestra Turin, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists and China Philharmonic.  The 18-19 season sees him debut with Orchestra della Toscana, Zagreb Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony and the Wiener Kammerochester with whom he will play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Joji Hattori.  He also gives recitals at the Konzerthaus Wien as part of their ‘Great Talents’ series, and is a member of Altenberg Trio Wien.

In 2016, Ziyu won both the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg  and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and was the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year in 2014.
Ziyu He began playing the violin in his native China at the age of five. Aged just 10, he was invited by Paul Roczek to study with him in Salzburg at the University Mozarteum where  Ziyu continues his Masters studies with Benjamin Schmid.


Performance Schedule

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    15:00 30 Jun 2019 Dorpskerk Blaricum, BLARICUM

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004
    Interval
    BELA BARTOK Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117, BB 124
    NICOLÒ PAGANINI “Nel cor più non mi sento”

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    19:30 21 Jul 2019 National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing, BEIJING

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Op.64
    PABLO SARASATE Carmen Fantasy Op. 25

    Conductor: Tung-Chieh Chuang
    Orchestra: China NCPA Orchestra

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    19:30 24 Jul 2019 Schloss Mattsee, MATTSEE

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 Chaconne
    LOUIS SPOHR Duet for 2 Violins in D major Op. 67 No. 2
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata for Two Violins in C, Op 56
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Duo for violin and viola in G major K. 423
    HANDEL-HARLVOSEN Passacaglia

    Violin: Benjamin Schmid
    Violin/Viola: Ziyu He

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    19:30 25 Jul 2019 Schloss Mattsee, MATTSEE

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 Chaconne
    LOUIS SPOHR Duet for 2 Violins in D major Op. 67 No. 2
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata for Two Violins in C, Op 56
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Duo for violin and viola in G major K. 423
    HANDEL-HARLVOSEN Passacaglia

    Violin: Benjamin Schmid
    Violin/Viola: Ziyu He

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    19:30 14 Sep 2019 Titanic Slipways, BELFAST

    EDWARD ELGAR Salut d’amour Op. 12
    HENRYK WIENIAWSKI Polonaise Brillante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4
    Interval
    NICOLÒ PAGANINI Variations on ‘God Save the Queen’ Op.9
    KREISLER Tambourin Chinois

    Conductor: David Brophy
    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra

Press

 
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    18 Apr 19 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 Singapore Symphony Orchestra
    Esplanade Concert Hall

    “Choo and his charges provided light and transparent accompaniment for He’s confident and bright tone to shine through. His playing was tasteful, notwithstanding the somewhat romanticised cadenzas, and the crystalline beauty came through best in the graceful slow movement.

    The finale was a portrait of restraint and good teaching, with further virtuosity unveiled in his encore, Ruggiero Ricci’s quiet but freakishly difficult transcription of Francisco Tarrega’s guitar classic, Memories Of The Alhambra.”

    Chang Tou Liang, The Straits Times, 20 Apr 19

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    10 Apr 17 Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 Wiener Philharmoniker
    Wiener Musikverein

    “Ziyu He ist ein souveräner Techniker, der die virtuosen Passagen des Bartók- Konzerts eindrucksvoll herausarbeitet. Ein Geiger, der die kunstvollen Dissonanzen perfekt aufflackern lässt, in Trillerfiguren brilliert, tänzerische Momente mit lufti- ger Eleganz vorführt und die zarten Kantilenen berückend schmelzen lässt.”

    Ziyu He […] is a confident technician who impressively executed the virtuoso passages of the Bartok Concerto. A violinist who lets the artful dissonance flare perfectly, excels in trill figures, performs dance-like moments with airy elegance and allows the delicate phrases to melt away in a whisper.

    Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronen Zeitung, 10 Apr 17

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    10 Apr 18 Recital
    Amici Della Musica, Verona

    “The talent of this boy, who embraces a precious Stradivarius from 1715, is unquestionable. Technically, violinists are rarely heard playing with such security, some of the most taxing passages to be found in the instrument’s repertoire.”
    L’Arena, Italy