Peijun Xu, viola
Peijun Xu, born in Shanghai, is considered one of the leading viola players of her generation. She has been awarded multiple international prizes. In 2012, she received first prize as well as the audience award at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin. In 2010, she won first prize as well as two special prizes at the International Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition in Moscow, and in 2006, she won second place at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in England.
As a soloist, Peijun Xu has played in renowned concert halls such as the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg or the Alte Oper Frankfurt. She has played among others with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the State Symphony Orchestra New Russia, the Hofer Symphoniker, the Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Kurpfälz-isches Kammerorchester, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, and the Hamburger Camerata, under conductors such as Muhai Tang, Yuri Bashmet, Pavel Baleff, Andreas Holtz, Sebastian Tewinkel, and Ralf Gothóni. Her chamber music partners are for example Paul Rivinius, Evgenia Rubinova, Jens
Peter Maintz, Alexander Sitkovetsky, and Julian Steckel.
Peijun Xu’s debut CD with works by Bach, Schubert, Vieuxtemps, Chopin, and Rebecca Clarke was published by ARS in 2012. In the fall of 2014, her second CD with works by Vieuxtemps, Milhaud, Fauré, and Franck was published by Profil Hänssler.
Peijun Xu studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Roland Glassl, at the Kronberg Academy with Prof. Nobuko Imai, and at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. She is a lecturer for viola major at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.