Dan Zhang was graduated from Central Conservatory of Music, taught by the viola professor Wang Changhai. In 2007, in the first National Viola Competition, she won the best performance prize with superb skills and unique music performance charm. In 2009, Dan Zhang was awarded with full-scholarship and went to the United States to receive further education. She was taught by the famous US viola educator Doris Lederer, and obtained the diploma of violist. During the school time, she had won the first prize in the concerto competition held by the school, and performed the viola concerto of Bartok with the orchestra. In 2011, Dan Zhang was admitted by Yale University with full scholarship, majored in viola performance and awarded with full scholarship, and was taught by the famous Italian violist Ettore Causa living in the United States. Now, she receives further education with the full scholarship at Benjamin T. Roman School of Music in Washington, for Doctoral Degree.
She has been admitted by several orchestras in the United States, including Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra; and has given performance for many times at Washington’s Kennedy Center as the chief violist leading the Orchestra of Benjamin T. Roman School of Music. In 2015, she has won the first prize in the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition, and was invited to hold a solo concert at the famous U.S. Carnegie hall. As a chamber music lover, she has attended Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine, Japanese MMCJ Music Festival, Germany Weimarer Bachkantaten-Akademie Music Festival and other renowned international music festivals for several times. In addition, she has cooperated with several world-renowned ensembles, including Julliard Quartet, Tokyo Quartet and Audubon Quartet, and her performance has covered the United States and China.
She has founded a music studio at Virginia, and has engaged in music education for several years. Besides, several of her students have been admitted by the U.S. state orchestra, made outstanding achievements in competitions, and served as the chief position of the school orchestra.
New York Lounge – Dan Zhang’s Personal Interview
Japan MMCJ Music Festival – Dan Zhang’s Performance and Interview within the Chamber Group