Francis Poulenc's Violin Sonata
Leia Zhu, Violin
Benjamin Engeli, Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio from the Divertimento No. 15 in B-flat Major, K. 287
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
“Suite italienne” from the ballet “Pulcinella”
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
“Playera”, Spanish Dance No. 5, Op. 23 No. 1
“Zapateado”, Spanish Dance No. 6, Op. 23 No. 2
The concert got recorded live on 23 July 2022 at Gstaad.
Leia Zhu, an Anglo-Chinese violinist with a formidable résumé at just 15 years of age, is travelling to Gstaad with German pianist Benjamin Engeli and a multicoloured programme that is a true invitation to travel. From Stravinsky’s revisited Italian Pulcinella to Pablo de Sarasate’s wild Spanish Dances, via Francis Poulenc’s playful and sometimes delightfully roguish France: this recital by Itzhak Rashkovsky’s young pupil reveals exceptional variety.
23 comments on “Leia Zhu”
I can’t wait to see Leia!! She is one of my biggest inspirations ^^
How do I sign up? I would absolutely LOVE to join and watch my role model!
Can’t wait to see this fantástic young and brilliant lady .
It’s has Been AWESOME! So wonderful, she is really special
Thank you so much to give us the opportunity to listen this marvellous concert from Spain in stream. Thank yo so much 🙏
Wonderful indeed. Thank you very much for the opportunity you offered!
OMGGG!!! I never imagined getting an entire free concert of Leia! Hope to see more in the future 😊
Wowwwwwwwww! A true inspiration! 🥰
Fantastic playing but what a fantastic programme too! Never heard of some of the pieces but Leia Zhu’s interpretation is extremely convincing!
Ahhhhhhh I can’t believe this concert was free!!! It is my dream to meet Leia one day in person now 🙂
Every single second of this recital was mesmerising! Thank you Leia for your phenomenal performance and Gstaad Menuhin Festival for hosting such a talent!!
Fantastic concert by two brilliant musicians. Thank you!
Thank you for this amazing performance! Greetings from Finland!
This performance is a proof why Leia is the best violinist in the modern days! Very beautiful sound, great facial expressions and body movement! Sorry for my broken English haha greetings from China
If she can achieve this at 15 goodness knows what she’ll be able to achieve by the time she is 30!
This young lady has an exceptional talent – wishing her great success every step of her way!
Meravigliosa questa fantastica giovane e brillante violinista.
The most incredible performance by the great Leia Zhu – such power, passion and virtuosity displayed which showcases each piece beautifully. Bravo! 👏
Leia is AMAZING!!! Everything in her performance was SO captivating and my eyes were glued to the screen throughout the entire recital! Bravissimo!!! 👏
Is nobody going to talk about the fact that she played the entire recital WITHOUT MUSIC?!
Congratulations for one of the best recitals I have ever had the privilege of watching!
The best. Performance. Ever. I was blown away by the sheer maturity and musicality of Leia! You are my favourite violinist!
me siento muy fascinado por el prodigioso talento de Leia, Zhu, gracias por compartir tan extraordinaria vivencia Musical.
Extraordinaria presentación, me dejó con las ganas de seguirla escuchando.