Violinist Leia Zhu
The Violin Girl
youngest artist represented by HarrisonParrott
British violinist Leia Zhu was born in October, 2006. At the age of four, she made her solo debut in the North East Last Night of the Proms in Newcastle City Hall in front of thousands. Since then, Leia has performed with eminent ensembles and orchestras across the globe in more than 16 countries to date.
As a soloist, Leia works with many of the world’s finest orchestras to list but a few:
Leia has also been invited to perform at key festivals in the classical music calendar including
Some of the prestigious halls Leia has performed in include
Other notable places Zhu has performed to list but a few: Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum (Austria), Yehudi Menuhin Hall, European Parliament (Belgium), Odessa Philharmonic Theater (Ukraine), Würzburg Residence (Germany), Rapperswil Castle (Switzerland), Conservatorio di musica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano(Italy) Moscow Academic Musical Theater, Moscow International House of Music, Newcastle Cathedral, Hexham Abbey, Beverley Minster, London Milton Court, St John's Smith Square (London), Royal College of Music, Windsor Castle, Palais Brongniart(Paris), Harmonie Club (New York)
By the age of 12, she had performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls in more than 18 countries; at the same age in 2019, she became the youngest artist to be managed by the London based global agent HarrisonParrott
Leia is a Year 9 pupil, during the week, she is educated at her local school. On weekends, Zhu together with her younger brother Leo attend Junior Guildhall of Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Leia studies violin with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. She also regularly takes master classes with Professor Zakhar Bron.