Peijun Xu

Peijun Xu, born in Shanghai in 1985, developed already during her studies in China as well as at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Roland Glassl and at the Kronberg Academy with Prof. Nobuko Imai an intensive concert career. She received several international awards. In 2010 she was awarded first prize at the International Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition in Moscow and received also two special prizes for the best performance of two works. In 2006 she reached second place in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in United Kingdom, were she was also awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Memorial Prize and was a semi-finalist in the international Competition Concours de Geneva 2005. In 2007 her string trio won the third prize at the European Chamber Music Competition Karlsruhe.

As a Soloist Peijun Xu performed with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Chamber Orchestra Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, the Philharmonie Merck and the Symphony Orchestra Virtuosi Brunensis. Peijun Xu was invited to festivals including the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the International Music Academy Switzerland under Seiji Ozawa, the Verbier Festival and the Villa Musica Mainz. Important impulses were given by major musicians including Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian or Tabea Zimmermann. As chamber music partner Peijun Xu plays a.o. with Paul Rivinius, Evgenia Rubinova, Jens Peter Maintz, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Julian Steckel.

Due to her interest in modern compositions of classical music, Peijun Xu works with special ensembles including the Ensemble Modern. Furthermore she turns her attention to baroque music.

2012 her Debut CD with works of Bach,  Schubert, Vieuxtemps, Chopin und R. Clarke was published by the Label Ars Produktion. 2010 the joint CD with young soloists of Kronberg Academy Romantic Inspirations – Music of Robert and Clara Schumann was released.

Peijun Xu is Tutor for viola at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Peijun Xu plays a Giuseppe Cavaleri viola (built around 1740) owned by the Villa Musica Foundation of Rhineland-Palatinate.