Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
I. Moderato nobile
Chang Ping-Hsiang (B.MUS3) violin
Kerim Vergazov piano
Fantasie Brillante, Op. 20
Brenda Koh (B.MUS4) violin
Liu Jia piano
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor
I. Allegro con brio
Chung Ching-Yu (B.MUS2) violin
Liu Jia piano
Zhu Wen was born in China and began learning the violin at the age of five. In 1996, she was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Zhu Wen has been a prize-winner in many International violin competitions, her awards include second prize in the 2006 Gisborne International Music Competition (New Zealand), first prize in the 2005 Richard Goldner Award (Australia), Merit Diploma in the 2004 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais (Switzerland), third prize in the 2001 Novosibirski International Violin Competition (Russia).
Since moved in Australia in 2002, Zhu Wen has studied at the Australian Institute of Music, where she was awarded Bachelor of Music Degree First Class Honours. Since 2006, she has also studied Master of Music under Ms Charmian Gadd, as a full scholarship holder of the Australian Institute of Music. In 2007 Zhu Wen received Distinguished Talent Permanent Residency of Australia. In 2008 she received the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship to study in Tasmania Conservatory of Music for PhD in Music. In August 2008, she chose to study her second Master degree in music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a full scholarship holder.
In December 2008, Zhu Wen was appointed as a full time Tutti violinist by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. In November 2009, Zhu Wen completed her Master of Music Studies (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Ms. Charmian Gadd. Though she had to take full-time loads in both study and work that year, Zhu Wen successfully received High Distinction on average of all subjects in this Master degree. She is currently studying a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Ms. Alice Waten.
Since 2008, Zhu Wen has been teaching at the Australian Institute of Music, Young AIM Program. Recently she has also represented AIM to perform a concert at St. Andrews’ Cathedral in May.
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