MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL returns this Saturday with Violinist Kevin Zhu’s debut in Miami

Sat, Sep 11, 4:00pm - Sun, Sep 12, 2:00pm

Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest stages, ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to London’s Royal Festival Hall to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Initially coming to international attention after winning 1st prizes at the 2018 Paganini Competition and 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Competition, he has established himself as a leading figure among the next generation of musicians, astonishing audiences with his peerless technical mastery and inimitable artistic voice.

Kevin is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. Kevin performs on the c1722 “Lord Wandsworth” Antonio Stradivari violin, which is on loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.


Gershwin, arr. Heifetz: Three Preludes for Violin and Piano
Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K. 301​
Wieniawski: Faust Fantasy, Op. 20

Paganini: Nel cor più non mi sento, MS 44
Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18

Kevin Zhu, violin and Marina Radiushina, Piano
Saturday, September 11 at 4 pm,
Sanctuary of the Arts*, Coral Gables
410 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Kevin Zhu, violin and Marina Radiushina, Piano
Sunday, September 12 at 2 pm,
Miami Beach Community Church
1620 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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