Beiliang Zhu won First Prize and Audience Award at the XVIII International Bach Competition in 2012, the first string player of a baroque instrument to receive this recognition. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from Juilliard’s Historical Performance program. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Steven Doane.
Zhu has performed with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles, including William Christie, Masaaki Suzuki, Monica Huggett, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Juilliard Baroque, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Trinity Wall Street Orchestra, and many more. Interested in a wide range of repertoire and different roles as a modern cellist, baroque cellist, and violist da gamba, she won a section cellist position of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra during her undergraduate years, has held the principal cellist position of Mercury Houston, and received awards including the Eastman Cello Concerto Competition, Second Prize in the Holland America Music Society International Competition, and the 2010 Henry I. Goldberg Young Artist Prize at the American Bach Soloists Academy.