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:

Belgian National Orchestra

Russian National Orchestra

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra at St Petersburg State Capella

Festival Strings Lucerne

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra

The Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet

London Mozart Players

English Chamber Orchestra  

The Mariinsky Orchestra


Leia has also been invited to perform at key festivals in the classical music calendar including

 Lucerne Festival

Salzburg Festival

MozartFest Würzburg

Musical Olympus Festival

White Nights Festival

Trans-Siberian Art Festival

Moscow Meets Friends

Rheingau Musik Festival


Some of the prestigious halls Leia has performed in include

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Mariinsky Theatre

The Royal Festival Hall London

Barbican Centre

BOZAR in Brussels

KKL Lucerne

Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center

Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater

Berlin Philharmonie

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 TheaterMoscow International House of MusicNewcastle CathedralHexham AbbeyBeverley MinsterLondon Milton CourtSt John's Smith Square (London), Royal College of MusicWindsor CastlePalais 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

​For most up to date biography,  please visit Leia Zhu on 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.