Lauded as one of today's probing musical voices, Nancy Zhou harbors a robust presence that seeks to invigorate appreciation for the art and science of the violin. Her thoughtful musicianship resonates with a global audience in such a way that brings her on stage with leading orchestras around the world. The violinist has collaborated with the Royal Stockholm, Hong Kong Philharmonics; Shanghai, and Kansas City Symphonies, among others. Alongside projects as a soloist, Nancy harbors interest in chamber music and music education. She has visited the Tanglewood, Verbier, Ravinia Festivals. The violinist devotes time to a private online studio as well, teaching students across the globe and presenting masterclasses on fundamental training and cultivating mindful awareness critical to performance.
This season, the violinist explores works outside the traditional oeuvre. Chinese composer Zhao Jiping’s first concerto will be performed with the New Jersey Symphony at the Lincoln Center. She will also appear with the Würzburg Philharmonic and return to Italy for recitals.
American-born, Nancy commenced violin studies with her father, later studying with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory while pursuing her interest in literature at Harvard University. She is an Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as well as a former scholar of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.