Bio

ABOUT



Active concert violinist, soloist and chamber musician.


Guest professor and soloist at Harbin Conservatory of Music in China.


Guest professor at Shenyang Normal University.


 


Kehan Zhang,

Active concert violinist currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the soloist class of the

Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen,

where he studied with Professor Serguei Azizian.

In 2017.


He gave his debut concert in the Radiohus in Copenhagen,

and in 2018, his recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.


In 2008, he achieved the highest grades in the entrance audition of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. During his studies, he won the National Violin Competition and the National Scholarship.

Kehan began developing his career as a soloist and chamber musician when he was 19. He performed as the concertmaster of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster and soloist of ACCENT Orchestra in Beijing. He was also the principle violinist of ConTempo Ensemble.

He has performed as soloist with China Youth Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Baroque Orchestra of Beijing International Baroque Music Festival, Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra among many other orchestras.


 

Every year he is invited as a soloist of the Beijing International Baroque Music Festival, Harbin Summer Music Festival, Qingdao Summer Music Festival. He has performed in over 30 cities in China, as well as in The United States, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Serbia.

His performances have been broadcast on TV networks such as CCTV (China Central), BTV (Beijing), QTV (Qingdao), HTV (Heilongjiang), CPH-TV, DR, Radio24syv, DK4, Serbia TV, online at Youku.com, Sohu.com, Sina.com etc.

He has been featured on the cover of Chinese national central magazine, the <Musical Instruments> in 2017.

His album "Paganini Piazzolla" was released by Hevhetia in 2018.

His book, A Violin Study Book for Children, was published and distributed all over China in 2014 by The Blue Sky Publishing House. His thesis, Ways to Express Baroque Music with Modern Violin won the Academic Prize of CCOM in 2015. His research (since 2007) and publication of the essay "Improving the Sound of Wooden Instruments by Reconstructing the Vibrations" has become an interest of more and more colleagues.

Besides, he also gives concerts on baroque violin and viola.

Education:


From 2017, has been studying with Prof. Pierre Amoyal.

2013-2017: Advanced Postgraduate (Soloist) of violin at Royal Danish Academy of Music, studied with Prof. Serguei Azizian.

2012-2015: Master of Music at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, studied with Prof. Peiyan Liu.

2008-2012: Bachelor Degree at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, studied with Prof. Peiyan Liu.

1996-2002: Studied with Prof. Zongxi Deng, he was a protégé of Leopold Auer.

1993-1996: Studied with Suzuki teacher Guangda Xing.

Previous Performances:

 

October 2019, Concert tour to China. 

August 2019, Concert tour with String Orchestra from the Royal Danish Academy of Music

August 2019, Soloist with Harbin Symphony Orchestra.

August 2019, Soloist with QIngdao Symphony Orchestra at opening of Qingdao Summer Music Festival.

August 2019, Nordic Strings Summer Festival, organized by the Nordic Strings Academy in Copenhagen.

July 2019, Soloist with members of NCPA Orchestra performed whole Vivaldi Four Seasons at National Center of Performing Arts.

June 2019, Soloist with QIngdao Symphony Orchestra.

March 2019, Concert tour to China in 5 different cities.

December 2018, soloist with Harbin Symphony Orchestra, premiere of his own arrangement of Bazzini Dance of the Goblins, and some chinese music for solo violin and orchestra.

October 2018, solo recitals, giving lectures and masterclasses in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Yangzhou, Harbin, Shenyang.

August 2018, Concert tour to China with pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

June, 2018, debut recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.

June, 2018, 4 concerts in Slovakia with guitarist Niklas Johansen.

March, 2018, 6 concerts in China with Ramez Mhaanna.

November, 2017, 7 China tour concerts, with Northen Lights quartet.

October, 2017, 8 concerts in China, with pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

September, 2017, Vrśac Chamber Music Festival, Serbia.

August, 2017, 14 concerts among 11 cities in China, with pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

July 2017, concerts in Copenhagen Summer Festival and Frederiksværk Music Festival, with accordionist Bjarke Mogensen.

May 2017, concerts in China National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) Chamber Music Festival and Central Conservatory of Music Baroque Festival, with Xiaoying Zheng, Fanxiu Shen, Bolette Roed, Aureliusz Golinski.

April 2017, 7 concerts in China with pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

March 2017, “Sound of North”-Danish Film Music Concerts with composer Frans Bak at Danish Cultural Center in Beijing.

February 2017, Debut concert at Royal Danish Academy of Music with Polish baroque ensemble Arte dei Suonatori, Music Confucius Institute (MCI) and pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

July 2017, concerts in Copenhagen Summer Festival and Frederiksværk Music Festival, with accordionist Bjarke Mogensen.

May 2017, concerts in China National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) Chamber Music Festival and Central Conservatory of Music Baroque Festival, with Xiaoying Zheng, Fanxiu Shen, Bolette Roed, Aureliusz Golinski.

April 2017, 7 China tour concerts in 5 cities with pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

March 2017, “Sound of North”-Danish Film Music Concerts with composer Frans Bak at Danish Cultural Center in Beijing.

February 2017, Debut concert at Royal Danish Academy of Music with Polish baroque ensemble Arte dei Suonatori, Music Confucius Institute (MCI) and pianist Ramez Mhaanna.

July-August 2016, China tour concerts with Copenhagen Piano Quartet (CPQ), guitarist Niklas Johansen, Trio China.

2014-2016, Soloist at Harbin Summer Music Festival, with Harbin Symphony Orchestra.

2013-2017, Soloist and Chamber music group on European Early Music Day.

Guest violinst of Concerto Copenhagen projects.

Assistant violinist of Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (DRSO) and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Wednesday concerts in Denmark.

2012-2015, Soloist and Concertmaster of ACCENT Orchestra, Beijing.

2010-2013, Concertmaster of ConTempo Ensemble, Beijing.

2011, Soloist for the Gala Concert of the 90th Anniversary of Chinese Party, with China Philharmonic, Central Opera Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

2011, Soloist for the Gala Concerto of the 70th Anniversary of Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

2010, Concertmaster of EXPO 2010 concert in Shanghai, conducted by Tan Dun.

2010-2011, Soloist and Concertmaster of China Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Copyright @ Kehan Zhang 2017