Shengjia Zhang

Shanghai, China

Mannes School of Music Master of Music 2021-2023
The Orchestra Now at Bard College. Certificate in Orchestra Studies 2023-est. 2025
East China Normal University Bachelor of Music 2017-2021

Shengjia is a violinist from Shanghai, China. She received her Master of Music degree studying under Wen Qian and Bachelor of Music in East China Normal University. She will begin her orchestra study in The Orchestra at Bard College in the Fall. She became an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was in the 2022-2023 substitute pool of New World Symphony. In previous summers, Shengjia has attended the National Orchestral Institute.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I am a dog person, but I never have had a dog, I hope to have my own one in the future.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Richard Strauss

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Traveling and hanging out.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I’m excited to meet great colleagues, play nice music, and make more friends.