Artist Bio

Sarina Zhang, cello

Equally at home as both a cellist and a pianist, Sarina Zhang made her Avery Fisher Hall debut with the New York Philharmonic in November 2011. She was named a 2013 National YoungArts Finalist and a Davidson Fellow by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Among her other accolades, Zhang was a prizewinner at the 2011 Cooper International Piano Competition and has been featured on the National Public Radio program From the Top five times as both a pianist and a cellist. She has appeared as a soloist with the San Diego Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Zhang has attended the Aspen Music Festival and Verbier Academy, and she is the first person in the history of the Aspen Music Festival to have won both the low strings competition and the piano concerto competition. Originally from San Diego, California, Sarina Zhang is currently a sophomore at the Juilliard School, where she studies piano with Yoheved Kaplinsky and cello with Richard Aaron and David Finckel as a recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship.

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