Zhanbo Zheng, born in China in 1997, has shown great interest in music since he was five. In 2014, known as the youngest competitor, Zhanbo was the first Chinese violist to win the Primrose International Viola Competition. In 2010, he took the first place in junior group of XII ‘VILLA DE LLANES’ International Viola and Cello Competition in Spain.
As a soloist, Zhanbo has performed with many orchestras, such as Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, China Broadcasting Performing Arts Orchestra, EOS Repertoire Orchestra, Four Season Chamber Orchestra of CCOM, etc. In 2013, he participated in the recording program of “My Concert Hall— The Classical Music Appreciation,” which was proposed by Li Lanqing, the former Premier of the State Council of China.
In addition to being the member of Ravos Quartet, one of the Honors Ensembles of New England Conservatory, Zhanbo regularly attends music festivals where he has had various chamber music experiences with other talented musicians, including Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Verbier Festival Academy, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Morningside Music Bridge, etc.
Zhanbo is now a freshman in the New England Conservatory, where he continues his viola studies with Kim Kashkashian.