Xunyu Zhou

Zhou Xunyu is 16 years old and is currently studying at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Liu Nian. In 2017, she was admitted to the primary school department of Shanghai Conservatory with excellent results. In 2020, she was exempted from the exam and directly promoted to the junior high school department of the conservatory. Also, in 2020, she won the 21st Italian Montelosa Cavai Award at the Valcecia International Youth Music Competition and second prize in the fifth Russia Moscow International Music Competition. In 2021, she was selected for a Little Angels program and performed five folk song concertos together with Master Tang Muhai and Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra.  

Ms. Xunyu was admitted to the Morningside Music Bridge in 2022 and won the 11th Italy Giuseppe Raciti at the International Music Competition (Group C). In 2023, she was selected by Tabea Zimmermann to participate in the Kronberg Viola master class in Germany. Also that year, Ms. Xunyu was named the laureate of the fifth Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition and won the Pirastro Prize for a young talent.