American violinist, Hao Zhou, is a brilliant young concert artist. Most recently, he was featured as a soloist with the Colburn Orchestra, performing with esteemed conductor Thierry Fischer. He has also performed as a soloist with the Downey Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, and the Torrance Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Zhou is a laureate of the 2015 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, and has received top prizes at the Dorothy Chandler Spotlight Competition, the Downey Young Artists Concerto Competition, Edith Knox Performance Competition, as well as the Torrance Concerto Competition. As the former first violinist of Quartet Firenze, Mr. Zhou was awarded the Bronze Medal in the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
As a member of the Colburn Orchestra, Mr. Zhou has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Gilbert Varga, Edo de Waart, and David Zinman. Mr. Zhou has also worked with distinguished artists such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Glenn Dicterow, Midori Goto, and the late Joseph Silverstein. In 2017, he attended the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and in 2016, the Music Academy of the West.
Currently, Mr. Zhou is in the final year of his undergraduate degree at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Martin Beaver. Previously, he studied with Aimee Kreston, Danielle Belen, and Henry Gronnier.