Qian Zhou (Singapore)
recognized internationally as a violinist, recording artist and teacher of the first rank. Born in Hangzhou, China, she attended the Shanghai Conservatory, winning 1st prize in the 1984 China National Competition. Completing her studies with
Berl Senofsky at the Peabody Conservatory, she won the Grand Prize and all five major prizes in the 1987 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition, Paris. Qian Zhou is a frequent recitalist and soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Beijing Philharmonic, Baltimore, BBC, Bournemouth, Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Japan, National Orchestra France, Radio France, Rome, Russian Philharmonic, Singapore, Shanghai, Spanish National, Vienna Chamber, and Taipei symphony orchestras. Recitals include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and Vienna Concert Hall. Appointed founding Head of Strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore, in 2003, Qian Zhou has overseen her students’ international success in Europe, Asia, America and Australasia. Much in demand for her masterclasses, she combines talents as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician with her passion for teaching. Qian Zhou plays a 1757 J.B. Guadagnini generously loaned by Mr. and Mrs. Rin Kei Mei. She is a Keshet Eilon faculty member.