ZHANG Jingye, an excellent Chinese violinist and chamber music performer, is the teacher of the Central Conservation of Music, guest teacher of Queen's College, director of the China NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Beijing Modern Music Festival, and concertmaster of various orchestras such as the EOS Orchestra. The Yu Art Foundation has established a long-term friendship with him, providing him with long-term support of top Italian violins, such as those by Antonio Stradivari and Orfeo Carletti.
Zhang Jingye learned from Wang Guan, Li Xiangyang, Lin Chaoyang and Lin Yaoji, and received guidance from many honoured masters including Stern, Zukerman and the Amadeus Quartet. He has won awards at the ‘Chinese Golden Bell Awards for Music’ in the violin group and the ‘Postacchini’ International Violin Competition in Italy. As the most promising young performer in China, he was included in the famous Oscar-winning documentary ‘From Mao to Mozart’ produced by the starring violin master Isaac Stern.
Zhang Jingye is also an outstanding musician in the fields of chamber music and band performance, and have formed chamber orchestras such as ‘Gene Trio’, ‘Beijing Quartet’, ‘Shanshui Quartet’, ‘Yunhe Ensemble‘, ‘NCPA Octette’ and ‘Beijing Duo’. He has performed worldwide in top music halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, China NCPA and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.