My love story with the violin began when my mother, dearest to me,
gave me a small wooden box at a very young age...
In it, contained a tiny little violin…
I was immediately attracted to its beauty and then…I started to play.
And I have been inseparable with my violin ever since…
Unknowingly, my mother had given me the gift of pure joy and beautiful sounds through her tiny present.
It had forever changed my life…
Beautiful sounds are the essences of life for the Violin.
It is a life-changing experience when one can produce beautiful sounds on the violin.
Cantabile Violin Studio provides techniques to acquire beautiful violin sound, backed by a professionally proven teaching system.
~ About the teacher ~
Sijing Zhang - Violinist
An award-winning violinist, Sijing started her violin studies in Shanghai before she moved to Japan with her parents and has been playing on violin for more than 25 years.
After graduating from Tokyo National University of Music and Arts, arguably the most famous music university in Japan, she furthered her violin studies in Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), United Kingdom.
Sijing excelled during her studies at RNCM and had won several highly coveted prizes, including the prestigious Paganini Prize andthe Dianne Bolton Prize.She was also a proud recipient of Norman George Violin Scholarship and Haden Freeman Bursary.
In 2007, Sijing won the audition for Singapore Symphony Orchestra(SSO) even before her graduation in 2008 from Royal Northern College of Music (Postgraduate Diploma in performance with Distinction).
In recognition of her talents on the violin, the Orchestra held, in reserve, her position as a section violinist and waited for her to complete her studies in order to assume her position.
Sijing is tremendously grateful to her mentors on the violin such as
Shouyi Yuan, Noriko Kitagaki, Yoko Seto, Takaya Urakawa, Teiko Maehashi and Yuri Torchinsky.
In addition to her professional as a violinist performing in SSO, Sijing also teaches violin as faculty in the School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) and has groomed many young talents who have a passion for music making.
In her most recent success, her student,
a recipient of Distinction for her ABRSM Diploma Exam,
was awarded Third prize at
Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition 2013
“To see my students’ improving along in their musical journey is truly a special gift to me…” – Sijing Zhang