Xu Peijun

Peijun Xu

Viola Professor
Musikhochschule Detmold, Germany

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Peijun Xu, born in Shanghai, is one of the leading violists of her generation. As a soloist, Peijun Xu has performed in renowned venues such as the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg or the Alte Oper Frankfurt. She played u.a. with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the State Symphony Orchestra New Russia, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin.Peijun Xu’s debut CD with works by Bach, Schubert, Vieuxtemps, Chopin and Rebecca Clarke was released in 2012 on the label ARS. In 2014 her second CD with works by Vieuxtemps, Milhaud, Fauré and Franck was published by Profil Hänssler. Her new cd with harpist Godelieve Schrama is released in 2020.Peijun Xu has been awarded several international prizes. 1st Prize and Audience Award at the International Max Rostal Competition, Berlin; 1st prize and two special prizes at the International Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition in Moscow and 2nd place at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in England. Peijun Xu received her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main under Prof. Roland Glassl, at the Kronberg Academy under Prof. Nobuko Imai and at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin under Prof. Tabea Zimmermann.