James Zhang, Assistant Principal Violin
James Zhang, assistant principal violin, received his B.M. degree at Tianjin Conservatory of Music of China, where he also remained as a faculty member after graduating with honors. In the summer of 1986, he attended the Meadowmount School of Music under the sponsorship of Mrs. Galamian.
He began his graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Charles Treger, the first American to win the Wieniawski International Violin Competition. Later Zhang continued working with Mr. Treger at the University of Massachusetts where he earned his M.M. degree in 1989.
Zhang was the concertmaster of the Five College Symphony Orchestra. After winning the concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double concerto with the symphony. The year prior to coming to Naples, Zhang began graduate work on his DMA degree at Ohio State University where he held a full teaching assistantship. He also served as the concertmaster of both the university and chamber music orchestras at Ohio State.
Zhang’s orchestral experience includes performances with Pro musica Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchesta. He has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1990.
James Zhang is underwritten by
William & Lynda Steere.