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Zhang Le

Zhang Le won the First Prize in the 1st National Violin Competition of China at the age of 13. When Dorothy Delay heard him play, she said: "All the world will hear your performance, you will be a great artist."

Zhang Le went on to win the Violin Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, and immediately received a full scholarship from the Juilliard School of Music.

In Europe, Zhang Le was a prize winner in the Queen Elizabeth International Competition in Belgium, the Menuhin Competition in England, and the Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland. He became the first violinist from China to join the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. As a Soloist, he frequently gives concerts throughout the world.

Zhang Le plays on a violin made by the great Antonio Stradivari in 1692, the "ex Hegedus" on loan from the Hamberger Fine Stringed Instruments GmbH, Munich.

Zhang Le has recently released four albums: "The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto," "The Joy is Within," "The Kruetzer 42 Studies," and "The True Self."

In 2009, Zhang Le became Deputy Artistic Director of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.