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Leia Zhu, aged 15, the youngest musician on Classic FM's list of 30 young musicians under 30

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

Violinist Leia Zhu, aged 15, was the youngest musician, after pianist Bruce Liu, 25 and conductor Klaus Mäkelä, 26 to be included on the list of 30 brilliant young musicians all under the age of 30 by Classic FM for its 30th birthday special edition.

' Leia Zhu made her performance debut aged four, and has since gone on to perform with renowned musicians and orchestras the world over. From the London Symphony Orchestra with Simon Rattle to the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Zhu was last year appointed artist in residence with the London Mozart Players.'

The list has been compiled in collaboration with Julian Lloyd Webber, who hosted the radio series Rising Stars on Classic FM in 2021. Speaking to Classic FM, Lloyd Webber said: “It’s been incredibly exciting to work together with Classic FM on our second annual list of ‘30 under 30’ Rising Stars. These musicians are quite extraordinary and I can’t wait to share their brilliant talents with Classic FM’s listeners!”

The full list of the musicians can be found here


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