Ziyu He

16, China

Ziyu He was born in Qingdao, China and began the violin aged 5 with Professor Xiangrong Zhang. Since 2011 he has studied at the University Mozarteum and Leopord Mozart Institute, under the tutelage of Professor Paul Roczek for violin, and since 2014 viola with Professor Thomas Riebl. He won the 2014 Eurovision Young Musicians, the Instrumental Wettbewerb Markneukirchen and the 1st Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians in 2015.

“I am very glad being accepted as a competitor to the Menuhin Competition this year. For me this Competition is one of the most important performances for young violinists and having a chance to participate and in best case maybe to win gives me a fantastic good feeling and drives me to do my best in preparing as good as I can. Also I am looking forward with great expectations to visit the famous capital of London the first time in my life.” (Ziyu He)