Student Sponsorship by Dominique van de Stadt & Octavio Pajaro
Chinese violinist Yingchen Zhang started violin playing at the age of four. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at the New England Conservatory, where she studied with James Buswell and Soovin Kim. She is currently pursuing her graduate diploma at NEC.
She has attended many music festivals, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and the Zephyr and Virtuoso & Belcanto festivals in Italy. Yingchen won the second prize of the violin competition held by Virtuoso & Belcanto. She previously attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2015.
Yingchen was part of the community performance and partnership fellowship where she performed at nursing homes and other community venues. Additionally, she won the third prize of the LISMA foundation international music competition and was a finalist of NEC’s violin concerto competition and the Chappaqua orchestra concerto competition.
Yinghcen is a 2015 Festival alumna.