OUT NOW | VC Younger Artist Kevin Zhu’s “The Dvořák Album”

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VC Younger Artist Kevin Zhu lately launched an album of chamber music works by Antonin Dvořák, titled The Dvořák Album.

Alongside colleagues Matthew Lipman (viola), Jan Vogler (cello), and Juho Pohjonen (piano), Zhu performs Dvořák’s dramatic and vibrant Piano Quartet No. 2.

Zhu and Vogler are then joined by violinist Chad Hoopes for the Scherzo of Dvořák’s Terzetto.

Vogler and Pohjonen additionally carry out a cello-piano association of the well-known tune “Songs My Mom Taught Me,” from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs. Rounding out the album is Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky,” which options pianist Tiffany Poon alongside Hoopes and Vogler.

“Launch day!” Zhu wrote on social media. “So completely happy to share this with you all. Big thanks to the Moritzburg Pageant and Sony Classical for making this potential, and to my musical colleagues Jan Vogler, Matthew Lipman, and Juho Pohjonen for his or her untiring effort and transferring music-making.”

You may take heed to The Dvořák Album in your streaming service of alternative right here.


A pupil of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard College, Kevin gained worldwide consideration, aged simply 11, after claiming first Prize within the Junior Division of the 2012 Menuhin Competitors. He was additionally awarded 1st prize on the fifty fifth Paganini Worldwide Violin Competitors, in Genoa, Italy, aged simply 17.

Kevin is a proud recipient of a prestigious Kovner Fellowship from The Juilliard College in addition to an Avery Fisher Profession Grant and a Salon De Virtuosi Profession Grant.

He at the moment performs on a 1722 “Lord Wandsworth” Stradivarius on beneficiant mortgage from the Ryuji Ueno Basis and the Uncommon Violins In Consortium.

He additionally carried out within the opening collection of the Violin Channel Vanguard Live shows Sequence which will be considered under: