Violinist Andi Zhang joined the New York Philharmonic in January 2019 while studying at the Manhattan School of Music with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. She has appeared as soloist with the Beijing, Qingdao, Harbin, and Hong Kong symphony orchestras; Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra; and Munich Radio Orchestra. She has performed in recital in the US, Canada, Germany, and Austria; recorded for film and television, CDs, and the China Central Television program Music Tells You; and led master classes.
Zhang’s honors and awards include both First Prize and the award for outstanding performance of a new Chinese piece at the 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition; Second Place in the 2010 Stradivarius International Violin Competition; First Place in the 2009 National Chinese Violin Competition (the youngest prize winner that year); and Third Place in the youth group of the 2006 Wenhua National Violin Competition. In addition, she was among the young artists selected to receive support from the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.
Born in Dandong, China, Andi Zhang began violin at the age of four. She studied with Lin Yaoji. In 2005 she was admitted to the middle school of the China Central Conservatory of Music and, that same year, performed as soloist to critical acclaim with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra alongside the young violinist Liu Siqing. She pursued her bachelor’s degree from the China Central Conservatory of Music and received her master of music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Joel Smirnoff. She has played in master classes for Shlomo Mintz, Midori, Zakhar Bron, and Leonidas Kavakos.