Jeremy Zhu, violin
Jeremy Zhu, violinist, chamber musician and educator, was recognized as “pushing creatively” (D&C NY); “his dedicated teaching inspired in many ways” (El Mercurio & Actividad Cultural Chile); “influenced…more than any other” (Democrat-Gazette AR); “a very creative, sensitive, thoughtful, and intelligent teacher and violinist”, and “a supportive colleague in any situation” (the Cleveland Quartet); “communicative in his playing as well as thoughtful and intelligent, his teaching creative and inspiring” (George Kern-Mozarteum, University Salzburg); “with a wide interest in music of all creative periods…superb…so distinguished” (Samuel Adler-Eastman, Juilliard).
Jeremy Zhu is a principal performing artist at the LORE Society for Performing Arts & Education, and also an artist faculty in violin, chamber music and ensemble at the LORE Academy for Performing Arts. He teaches students from youths to professionals, while maintaining his commitment to concert performances worldwide. The combined career in performance and teaching has taken Jeremy Zhu across the world from North America, Chile, to France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, China, and others. He has joined the international festivals, concert series and the educational institutions, such as Euro Arts in cooperating with the Cologne University of Music and Dance, Summit-NY, IAM-Tuscany, and so on. He has also served as a juror in competitions such as the Burgos IMF Competition in Spain. Mr. Zhu has collaborated in performance and teaching with George Kern, Gerald Fauth, Shmuel Magen, Emanuel Gruber, Charles Castleman, Malcolm Bilson, Samuel Adler, and many other distinguished musicians from all over the world.
Among Jeremy Zhu’s students are some of the most internationally acclaimed professional concert artists. Many of his young students have achieved the highest honors in major institutes and won top prizes in international competitions. As global citizens, they have performed in important venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Taiwan Concert Hall, Beijing National Grand Theatre Concert Hall, and other major international stages, along with the White House, invited by First Lady Laura Bush. His students have been featured and interviewed by major mass media in various countries in North and South America, Asia, and Europe.
Jeremy Zhu was a full-time senior faculty member in violin, chamber music, and the director of the string ensembles at the ECMS-Eastman School of Music for more than sixteen years. He also taught the Eastman Summer Program and the Collegiate Student-Intern String Instructors. His studio teaching and classes were observed as teaching demonstration models for Eastman students in all degree programs. Mr. Zhu established the Curriculum and Examination/Jury Standards, and the Guidelines of Teaching/Study for ECMS-Eastman Pre-College Violin and Bowed String Studies. In addition, he served on the Senior Leadership Committee and as the Co-Chair of the String Department. Moreover, he was a faculty member at SUNY Brockport, professor at Roberts Wesleyan College, and visiting professor at the Euro Arts Academy in Germany, as well as other teaching posts.
Jeremy Zhu had received his master’s degree in Violin Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. His teachers include John Celentano, Charles Castleman, Zvi Zeitlin, Carlo Novi (baroque violinist), Jean M. Barr, Malcolm Bilson, and members of the Cleveland Quartet. Subsequently, he had the privilege to be mentored by Donald Weilerstein.