ZIYU HE    violin

Outstanding young violinist Ziyu was one of the youngest soloists to make his debut at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under Adam Fischer in 2017, aged just 18. In 2016, Ziyu won both the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition and was the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year in 2014.

His orchestral appearances include performances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestera, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and the Salzburg Mozarteum, collaborating with conductors such as Adam Fischer, Guoyong Zhang, Joji Hattori, Pietari Inkinen, Riccardo Minasi, Valery Gergiev, and regularly with Hans Graf.


Other recent highlights include Ziyu performing in the BBC Belfast Proms in the Park, his debut at the George Enescu Festival and recitals at the Konzerthaus Vienna in their ‘Great Talents’ series.

Ziyu is currently continuing his residency at Musikverein Vienna with the Altenberg Trio Wien and their regular concert series in the Brahms Saal.


Ziyu He began playing the violin with Xiangrong Zhang in his native China at the age of five. Aged just 10, he was invited by Paul Roczek to study with him in Salzburg at the Mozarteum University, where Ziyu finished his Master studies in summer 2021 and currently continues his postgraduate violin studies with Benjamin Schmid and Paul Roczek, as well as viola with Thomas Riebl. He plays an Andrea Guarneri violin made in 1688, kindly loaned by a generous private sponsor.