Musical Life Around the World

Odesa - A special city in my heart | Part 2 | Featuring Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 1st mov

In this episode, Leia continues her musical adventure in Odesa Ukraine. In particular her performance in the premieres -Opening of the 173rd philharmonic season of the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.61 1st movement in the grand "Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater". Features Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.61 1st movement with Conductor - Honored Artist of Ukraine Igor Shavruk and Symphony Orchestra of Odessa National Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Odesa - A special city in my heart | Part 1

In this episode, Leia takes you on her recent trip to Odesa, Ukraine, where she was invited to perform at the Golden Violins Festival. This great city holds a special place in her heart. And find out why... PS: the name of the film mentioned is called "Battleship Potemkin"

BACH & GOD | Featuring Bach Partita No.3 Gavotte en Rondeau

Leia continues her tour with her long term friend - Festival Strings Lucerne at the Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau 2019, concert info here. Read the concert review here

UNTIL NEXT TIME | featuring Paganini "Cantabile"

Leia continues her tour with her long term friend - Festival Strings Lucerne at the Rheingau Musik Festival 2019 The theme of this concert is ‘Italian Serenade’. Leia performed Paganini Cantabile and Paganini La Campanella. Encore: Bach Gavotte from the Partita No. 3. 

https://www.kulturkurier.de/veranstaltung/9942-italienische-serenade 

Mozart Serenade No 7 in D major, K 250, "Haffner": IV Rondo (arr. Kreisler) | Leia Zhu  (11 yrs) 

Mozart Serenade No 7 in D major, K 250, "Haffner": IV Rondo (arr. F. Kreisler) Violin: Leia Zhu (11) Piano: Evgenia Lakernik Venue: Eilon, Israel Recorded live at Keshet Eilon August 2018.

WIENIAWSKI IN MARIINSKY | Wieniawski Concerto No 1 (background)

A video to document in the run-up to Leia's recent performance of Wieniawski Concerto No 1 in Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall with Mariinsky Orchestra.

HOLYLAND TO HOLYROOD

Leia is back... to her beloved vlogging.after some time off. She will continue to document her travels, share her music journey and delight her friends near and far.

SIBERIAN FANTASIE | Vlog66

In this episode, Leia travels from Kazan to Novosibirsk (17-24 March 2018) to participate Trans-Siberian Art Festival. The Concer was broadcasted on BBC Radio 3.  Read the news here

A VERY WARM PLACE | Vlog65

In this episode, Leia carries on her journey in the Republic of Tatarstan for the first concert in Kazan then in Nizhnekamsk.

IN THE PRESENCE OF A LEGEND - The Violin Girl | Vlog 63

In this episode, Leia carries on her American journey from Los Angeles to Miami for the second concert. She enjoys a very special time with a very special person -- the great violinist Ida Haendel. Leia also enjoys her visit to the local shops, museum, beach and of course, a splendid concert evening with amazing friends.

LITTLE ME - The Violin Girl | Vlog 60

Leia takes you at the backstage with Roby Lakatos on her night of the performance (Russia-K 20th Anniversary) in Moscow. More information about Russia K https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia-K More information about the 20th Anniversary Gala http://tvkultura.ru/brand/show/brand_...

INSPIRED - The Violin Girl | Vlog 59

As the special guest performer, as well as one of the only two instrument soloist, Leia was honoured to perform in a special concert to celebrate the Russia K" (The State Television Channel Russia-Kultura) 20th-anniversary gala. This by invitation only concert was staged in the Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, and was broadcasted live across the nation. In this vlog, Leia takes you backstage on her first night back to Moscow to meet the great Roby Lakatos. They were preparing to play together the Monti Czardas. More information about Russia K https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia-K More information about the 20th Anniversary Gala http://tvkultura.ru/brand/show/brand_...

PROM NIGHT - The Violin Girl | Vlog 58

48 episode later, we are back at the city hall for the Daft as a Brush Last Night of the Proms in Newcastle.

KIBBUTZ - The Violin Girl | Vlog 57

Played in a concert dedicated to Mischa Elman as was delighted to meet his grand daughters from America. Paid a visit to the local Kibbutz where learned the local dance and gained a unique insight into Israeli society.

GREATEST COMPLIMENT- The Violin Girl | Vlog 56

Paganini violin concerto in a masterclass with Chaim Taub (was not expecting his extrodinary comment to my play, deeply humbled)

VIOLINIST HEAVEN - The Violin Girl | Vlog 55

Backdated video blog from end of July 2017

A LONG BOAT RIDE - The Violin Girl | Vlog 50

Leia's adventure brought her to the land of St Petersburg, Russia. She performed Paganini Violin Concerto No 1(complete) with the St Petersburg State Capella under the batton of Diego Martin Etxebarria. In this vlog Leia takes you with her back stage on her second day of visit (the day of performance) ...

MY EYES LIT UP WHEN I SAW... The Violin Girl | Vlog 49

Leia's adventure brought her to the land of St Petersburg, Russia. She performed Paganini Violin Concerto No 1(complete) with the St Petersburg State Capella under the batton of Diego Martin Etxebarria. In this vlog Leia takes you with her back stage...

I TRIED A 3D PRINTED STRADIVARIUS - LEIA ZHU | The Violin Girl Vlog 42

Masterclass with Maestro Leonidas Kavakos and Trying full-size 3D printed Strad In this vlog, Leia takes you through her experience of attending Leonidas Kavakos masterclass (LKM) in Athens, Greece where she played the Paganini violin concerto No.1 1st movement and cadenza. She also had the opportunity to try a 3D printed Strad

Gold Aplenty - The Violin Girl | Vlog 48

Masterclass with Maestro Leonidas Kavakos and Trying full-size 3D printed Strad In this vlog, Leia takes you through her experience of attending Leonidas Kavakos masterclass (LKM) in Athens, Greece where she played the Paganini violin concerto No.1 1st movement and cadenza. She also had the opportunity to try a 3D printed Strad

WILD ROSE IN MY TUMMY - The Violin Girl | Vlog 28

Vlog 28, In this vlog, Leia caries on her journey inside Russia - On 6th and 7th December 2016 upon invitation as a violin soloist, Leia Zhu (Лея чжу) toured with the Lerman Chamber Orchestra (LCO) in Naberezhnye Chelny (Набережные Челны) and Kazan (Каза́нь) in Russia. In front of a sold out audience at both venues, Leia performed 1 hour programme that includes: 1. Giuseppe Tartini - Devil's Trill Sonata 2. Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Meditation (Размышление) Op.42 No.1, Andante molto cantabile (D minor) Tchaikovsky 3. Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Scherzo (Скерцо) Op.42 No.2, Presto giocoso (C minor) 4. Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Mélodie (Мелодия) Op.42 No.3, Moderato con moto (E♭ major) 5. Henri Wieniawski - Polonaise Brillante Op.4 No.1 in D Major Encores: P.Sarasate - Navarra Op.33 for two violins (with Dinis Sattarov, concert master of LCO) J. Williams - Schindler's List

MY FRIEND IVRY GITILIS - Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl  

Leia visited her friend the great violinist Ivry Gitlis at his home in Paris. They exchanged some music ideas, went for some food but most importantly, Leia introduced to him the toy of the young generation - Snap-chat. One of Leia's current piece the Tchaikovsky Melodie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goLHLOR9xks) was greatly inspired by Ivry's performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY1mkTPjh3o) in which Leia gained some insight into originality and freedom of expression and playing from the heart.

AWE- Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl  | Vlog 22

Vlog 22, Leia visits the magnificent Palais Garnier, also known as Paris Opera House. Awed by its grandeur and splendour which inspired her performance later on. The Opera Garnier or Palais Garnier is one of Parismost celebrated monuments. Situated in the 9th arrondissement at the end of the avenue de l’Opéra, the sumptuous opera house symbolises the opulence of the Second Empire.

THE CITY OF LIGHT - Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl | Vlog 21  

Vlog21 - Leia visits Paris for a concert engagement, of course that does not mean lock herself in a room practicing because the city of light needs to be explored and especially this time of the year where darkness fell early. Leia managed to see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and The Louvre where her concert venue is nearby. And she managed to see a lot more after climbing aboard the Paris Wheel.

ICH BIN EINE BERLINER -  Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl | Vlog 11  

Episode eleven, Leia takes you though her experience on her first visit to Berlin and her performance  at Berlin Philharmonic lunch time concert

SISTERLY LOVE -  Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl | Vlog 10  

In support of the Great North Children's Hospital, 9 y.o Leia Zhu and 8 y.o Leo Zhu performed the Salut D'Amour by Edgar at the Last Night of the Proms - (Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care) in front of sold-out crowd at the City Hall (Newcastle upon Tyne) to help raise funds for a new Ambulance.

Behind Leia's debut performance at the Barbican Centre - Leia Zhu | The Violin Girl | Vlog 6   

Behind Leia's debut performance of sibelius humoresques at the Barbican Centre