Zhang Si Jing Violin
Languages : English / Japanese / Chinese
Area : Central (Singapore)
Si Jing started her violin studies in Shanghai at a tender age of 5 before she moved to Japan.
After graduating from the Tokyo National University of Music and Arts, she furthered her violin studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in the UK, where she excelled in her studies and won several prizes, including the prestigious Paganini Prize and the Dianne Bolton Prize. She was also a proud recipient of Norman George Violin Scholarship and Haden Freeman Bursary.
During her solo studies, she performed 12 caprices from Paganini’s 24 caprices and Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe: Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse in a recital named “Caprices Night” and performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with RNCM Orchestra.
Si Jing has participated in festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Opera North Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She has toured with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed at the BBC Proms.
In 2007 Si Jing won a place with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) while pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in performance at the RNCM, where she graduated with Distinction.
She is grateful to her violin mentors Shouyi Yuan, Noriko Kitagaki, Yoko Seto,
Takaya Urakawa, Teiko Maehashi and Yuri Torchinsky.
Teaching experience :
School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA)
3rd Prize at National Piano & Violin Competition 2013 (Intermediate Category)
Distinction for ABRSM Diploma
Distinction for ABRSM Grade 7
Finalist of Young Talent Project 2014, Media Corp, Symphony 92.4FM
2 Gold Award at 5th Singapore Performers' Festival & Chamber Music Competition 2015
1 Gold 2 Silver Award at 6th Singapore Performers' Festival & Chamber Music Competition 2016
Elite Award at Singapore Raffles International Music Festival Competition 2015
Outstanding Award at Singapore Raffles International Music Festival Competition 2016
" I am confident that
the students who receive my mentorship will be on a path to
life long learning.
I have a passion for teaching and believe that the things students learn from me will shine for the rest of their lives -
distilling this passion is something
I believe is worth doing. "