“If the bass is finally to produce a headliner, the instrument can have no better champion than Zhang,” wrote The Washington Post of double bassist DaXun Zhang. The recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Zhang holds the distinction of being the youngest artist to win the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition in 2001 as well as the first double bass player to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2007, Mr. Zhang was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant, which confirms his eminence as a soloist on this unusual instrument.
Mr. Zhang has appeared as a soloist with prominent orchestras such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Tokyo Symphony and the Pacific Symphony. His diverse recital programs consist of repertoire ranging from western classical music to Chinese folk music. He has performed extensively with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
DaXun Zhang has been playing the instrument since the age of nine. He received his Artist Diploma at the Indiana University School of Music, where he worked with Lawrence Hurst. He has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and is the Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin.
DaXun Zhang last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2014.
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