September 2, 2018 Lucerne, Switzerland
Of all of the “Wunderkinder” (child prodigies) who are performing at the 2018 Summer Festival (of Lucerne Festival), she is the youngest. When Leia Zhu, a British musician with Chinese roots, joins the Festival Strings Lucerne to perform Mozart’s E major Adagio and Paganini’s La Campanella, she will be 11 years old.
And yet she can already look back over a long career, for Leia began studying the violin when she was three and gave her first public concert the following year. Since then, she has garnered prize after prize and has been invited to perform by many renowned institutions, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, and the Musical Olympus in St. Petersburg, as well as the Berlin Philharmonie and the major concert halls in London.
Photo album is here
Watch her performance below