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  • Peijun Xu

    Peijun Xu

    Bio

    Year of birth:
    1985

    Place of birth:
    Shanghai, P.R. China

    Studies:

    • Viola Diploma – Frankfurt am Main – Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst – Roland Glassl – (2005-2009)
    • Viola MA – Kronberg Academy – Nobuko Imai – (2010-2012)
    • Viola Konzertexamen – Berlin – Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ – Tabea Zimmermann – (2013-2015)

    Current job:
    Professor for Viola at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Department Aachen

    Website:
    www.sonoramusic.eu

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    Biography:

    Peijun Xu, born in Shanghai, is one of the leading violists of her generation. As a soloist, Peijun Xu has performed in renowned venues such as the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg or the Alte Oper Frankfurt. She played with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Hofer Symphoniker, the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the Hamburger Camerata under conductors such as Muhai Tang, Yuri Bashmet, Pavel Baleff, Andreas Holtz, Sebastian Tewinkel, Clemens Schuldt, Junping Qian and Ralf Gothóni. Several times she has premiered new viola concertos such as the work ‘Peregrina’ by Ralf Gothóni, ‘Reflet d’un temps disparu’ Viola version by Qigang Chen and ‘Water Melodies’ by Thorsten Encke. Her chamber music partners include Paul Rivinius, Evgenia Rubinova, Jens Peter Maintz, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Veit Hertenstein.

    Peijun Xu’s debut CD with works by Bach, Schubert, Vieuxtemps, Chopin and Rebecca Clarke was released in 2012 on the label ARS. In 2014 her second CD with works by Vieuxtemps, Milhaud, Fauré and Franck was published by Profil Hänssler. Her new CD with harpist Godelieve Schrama will be  released in 2020.

    Peijun Xu has been awarded several international prizes. 1st Prize and Audience Award at the International Max Rostal Competition, Berlin 2012; 1st prize and two special prizes at the International Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition in Moscow, 2010 and 2nd place at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in England, 2006. Peijun Xu received her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main under Prof. Roland Glassl, at the Kronberg Academy under Prof. Nobuko Imai and at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin under Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. From 2011-2015 she was a lecturer for viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main and from 2015 -2018 at Detmold College of Music in Germany. Since 2018 Peijun Xu has a professorship for Viola at the Music University Cologne/Aachen in Germany.

    Micha Afkham

    Guy Ben-Ziony

    Agathe Blondel

    Barbara Buntrock

    Öykü Canpolat

    Hélène Clément

    Karolina Errera

    Stefanie Farrands

    Olga Hansen

    Stine Hasbirk

    Gabriele Heinecke

    Simone Jandl

    Kyuri Kim

    Sejune Kim

    Georgy Kovalev

    Anna Krimm

    Hande Küden

    S. Seungwon Lee

    Marion Leleu

    Anna Lewis

    Matthew Lipman

    Lev Loiko

    Ana Mba-Flores

    Ada Myriel Meinich

    Giovanni Menna

    Sindy Mohamed

    Nilay Özdemir

    Kyoungmin Park

    Tahlia Petrosian

    Anna Puig Torne

    Madeleine Przybyl

    Muriel Razavi

    Alejandro Regueira

    Pauline Sachse

    Teresa Schwamm

    Antoine Tamestit

    German Tcakulov

    Kei Tojo

    Ulla Tremuth

    Albin Uusijärvi

    Judith Wijzenbeek

    Zhechao Xie

    Peijun Xu

    Ula U. Zebriunaite

    Alexander Zemtsov

    Sarina Zickgraf

    Silas Zschocke