Dian Zhang

Dian Zhang, violin (Granada Hills, CA), is a winner of Marbury Competition at the Peabody Institute, ASTA Competition for the Los Angeles Area, and Young Artists Concerto Competition sponsored by the Torrance Symphony, and was a Fe Bland Foundation scholarship recipient. He has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and New York, and in cities in Canada, Brazil, Spain, Austria, and the UK. As a violinist and as a violist with the Kubrick Quartet, he has attended the Chamber Music Residency for Preforming Ensembles at the Banff Centre, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar, Juilliard Quartet Seminar, and Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme. Dian is a regular member of Kinetic, a conductor-less string ensemble, and has regularly performed in Syzygy, a concert series at Rice University dedicated to contemporary music. Dian is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music where he studies with Cho-Liang Lin. Dian teaches undergraduate music theory at Rice University as a Mary Hobson Shepherd Teaching Fellow. fundamentals for non-music majors at Rice University as the Mary Hobson Shepherd Teaching Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Past teachers include Victor Danchenko and Alice Schoenfeld.