Leia Zhu

9, violin, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Leah is studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (UK) and Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken (Switzerland); teacher – Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Leia has already participated at different national and international competitions. She is laureate in the XV International Music Competition Euterpe (Italy, 2013, I prize on both violin and piano), XI International Competition Young Virtuosos (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015, Grand Prix Discovery of the competition), XIV International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition (Russia, 2015, I prize). She has already performed in wide range of events, concerts and gave recitals in UK, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.

Away from music making, Leia also loves creative writing, painting, drama, dancing, gymnastic and swimming.

Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':

Round I

C. W. Gluck. Melodie from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice (trans. F. Kreisler)

F. Kreisler. Tambourin Chinois

Round II

M. de Falla. Spanish Dance (trans. F. Kreisler)

M.-T. von Paradis. Sicilienne

Round III

F. Mendelssohn. Violin concerto in e-moll, 3rd movement