On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 48th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cyprus, the Pharos Arts Foundation, with the kind support of the Embassy of China in Cyprus, presents the leading violinist Dan Zhu in a unique recital with pianist Julien Quentin.
Widely recognised as one of the leading violinists on the international stage today, Dan Zhu has been praised by The Strad magazine as “an artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production”. His recent triumphant performance with the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Festival has been raved by the critics as “truly brilliant, compelling, and polished”. He has appeared with numerous world class orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Philippe Entremont, Jacek Kaspszyk, Uroš Lajovic, Krzysztof Penderecki, Carl St. Clair, among many others, and he has been invited to participate in renowned festivals, including, Salzburg Festspiele, Tanglewood, Verbier, Kuhmo, Marlboro, Menton, Schleiswig-Holstein, Prades-Casals, Ravinia, and Spoleto.
Paris-born pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitive musician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable depth of musicianship and distinct clarity of sound coupled with flawless technique, make him an artist in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
For their recital in Nicosia, on Friday 22 November 2019, at The Shoe Factory / 8:30pm, Dan Zhu and Julien Quentin will perform works by Beethoven, Enescu and Richard Strauss.