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Although live concerts may be canceled and halls closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, music lives on in our homes, whether permanent or temporary, as a primary source of comfort, expression, and human connection. We may be isolated physically, but our hearts always return to the core principles that brought us together in the first place: love, hope, and empathy. To all my friends, collaborators, and followers, wherever you may be in the world, I truly wish that you are safe and happy. I miss you all immensely, and I especially miss the personal bonds and little moments of happiness shared in the music-creating process - whether that be in rehearsal, on stage, or in the audience.


We are incredibly lucky and fortunate to have tools and resources that allow us to share and listen to music online. Below are some of the online events that I have been taking part in - stay tuned for more updates!

- Kevin

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October 15, 2021

New video

Strings Magazine | Strings Sessions In Place

Selections from Bartók: Sonata for solo violin

Watch here

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October 14, 2021

Concert on demand

Salon de Virtuosi | Gala Awards Concert

Paganini: Nel cor più non mi sento

Watch here


August 11, 2021

Concert on demand

Hydra, Greece

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1

Musicians from the Athens State Orchestra

Watch here


March 11, 2021

Special news

Avery Fisher Artist Program / WQXR

Recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant

More information


March 11, 2021

New video series

VC | Vanguard Concerts

Works by Brahms, Wieniawski, and Leclair

with Rohan De Silva, piano; Nathan Meltzer, violin

Watch here


March 7, 2021

Recital livestream

Dreamstage Live

Selections from Paganini 24 Caprices

Conversation with Jan Vogler, host

More information


January 19, 2021

Concert on demand

Salon de Virtuosi

Works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Paganini

with Rohan De Silva, piano

Watch here


October 4, 2020

New video series

Self-produced at home

Bartók: Sonata for solo violin

Watch here


September 5, 2020

Recital livestream

Dreamstage Live

Works by Bartók and Strauss

with Rohan De Silva, piano

More information


May 16 - 17, 2020

24 hour livestream marathon


April 11, 2020

Recital livestream

The Violin Channel

Works by Ysaÿe, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Paganini, and Kreisler

Watch here


April 8, 2020

Recital livestream


Works by Ysaÿe, Debussy, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, and Kreisler

Watch here (music starts at 29:30)


April 5, 2020

Concert on demand

Bologna, Italy - Teatro Comunale

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Orchestra del TC di Bologna

Giedre Šlekyte, conductor

Watch here


March 27 - 28, 2020

24 hour livestream marathon

Music Never Sleeps NYC

Works by Paganini, Ysaÿe, and Kreisler

Watch a segment here



American violinist Kevin Zhu has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest stages, ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to London’s Royal Festival Hall to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Initially coming to international attention after winning the 2018 Paganini Competition and 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Competition, he has established himself as a leading figure among the next generation of musicians, astonishing audiences with his peerless technical mastery and inimitable artistic voice.


In the 2021-22 season, Kevin will debut with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic and undertakes a multi-city recital tour in Italy, including appearances at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, one of the official residences of the Italian President; and with Paganini’s famed violin ‘Il Cannone’. He will also make recital debuts in Miami, Dresden, and Madrid, and embarks on a project to perform Paganini’s complete 24 Caprices in one concert, one of few violinists to ever do so.


Recent performing highlights include concerto appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, and China Philharmonic Orchestra. A highly sought-after recitalist, he has toured across the United States and Europe with repertoire ranging from Beethoven to contemporary commissions. Kevin is also a passionate chamber musician, collaborating with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Lawrence Power, and Jan Vogler.

In addition to his efforts on stage, Kevin serves as a Culture Ambassador of the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China. He has repeatedly been featured on BBC Radio 3, NPR’s From the Top, and RAI Radio 3, and is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant.


Kevin is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. Kevin performs on the c1722 “Lord Wandsworth” Antonio Stradivari violin, which is on loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.

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May 1, 2022

Southampton, NY - Rogers Memorial Library

Omega Ensemble

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

with Daniel Hass, cello; Henry Kramer, piano


June 14, 2022

Montréal, Canada - Salle Bourgie

Montreal Chamber Music Festival

Paganini, arr. Schumann: 24 Caprices, Op. 1

with Philip Chiu, piano


July 30, 2022

Atlanta, GA - Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

Atlanta Festival Academy Finale Concert

Repertoire TBA

with Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra

Georgia Ekonomou, conductor

August 6 - 21, 2022

Moritzburg, Germany - Moritzburg Festival

Repertoire TBA






For general management, booking, and other inquiries, please contact:


Spain and Portugal

Diamond Artists

Luisa Martinez



China (incl. HK, Macau, and Taiwan)

美杰音乐Major Performing Arts Group

刘益生 / Eason Liu

+86 138 0103 5030

刘依 / Amaya Liu

+86 187 1013 8080


To contact Kevin directly, please use the form below.

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Photo credits

Giusi Lorelli:

Andrea Ranzi:

Aurora Ghigino