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Violinist Leia Zhu's Performance Received a Stellar Review From Osterhofener Anzeiger

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

13th July 2019

Fantastic review of Leia’s performance with the Festival Strings Lucerne at the sold-out Asambasilika in Osterhofen at European Weeks Passau(Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau)

The review says:

Deeply relaxed and devilishly sovereign

The performance was also supernatural the only twelve year old Leia Zhu, not only, as one might think, drilled virtuosity, but rather showed a precocious seriousness that is second to none.

She convinced dream-walkers the audience with their velvety bow at the "Cantabile", where Paganini to the sound aesthetics the opera arias and it allows the solo instrument to indulge in large arcs of melody.

Leia Zhu proved that there is no relationship between age or talent of a person and her maturity and that artistic maturity is not required associated with human. Just while talking to the Osterhofener Anzeiger during the break, a little, almost shy girl who despite being deeply relaxed, Leia transforms into an adult full professional. Completely withdrawn and completely from the ingested music reaches them in the devilishly heavy violin magic of Paganini's "La Campanella", especially with her double-grip play, a level that one even without a child prodigy bonus amazes.

The joy of playing of all artists carried over that evening too on viewers who don't let go without any encores. So Leia Zhu, who found it “a great privilege” to “play in this spectacular place,” gave Bach’s “Partita No. 3” solo confidently to the best thing in this acoustics too sounded spectacular.


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