Peijun Xu - viola
Peijun Xu, born in Shanghai, is widely recognised as among the foremost violists of her generation. She is the recipient of several international awards. In 2012 she was awarded the first prize and audience prize at the International Max Rostal Competition, Berlin. In 2010 she won first prize as well as two special prizes at the International Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition in Moscow, and in 2006 she was awarded second prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.
As soloist Peijun Xu has performed at prestigious venues such as the Shanghai Concert Hall, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and Frankfurt Alte Oper. She has appeared with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the State Symphony Orchestra 'New Russia', the Hofer Concert Orchestra, the Osnabrueck Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Kurpfaelzisches Chamber Orchestra , the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn and the Hamburger Camerata, under conductors such as Muhai Tang, Yuri Bashmet, Pavel Baleff and Ralf Gothóni. Peijun Xu's chamber music partners have included Paul Rivinius, Marina Chiche, Niklas Schmidt, Evgenia Rubinova, Boris Garlitsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Stéphan Picard.
Peijun Xu studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Roland Glassl, the Kronberg Academy with Prof. Nobuko Imai and the Berlin University of Music 'Hanns Eisler' with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann.
From 2011-2015, Peijun Xu was teaching at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2015 she has a teaching position at the Musikhochscule Detmold in Germany.
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