Violinist, Jocelyn Zhu, completed her master’s degree in 2017 at The Juilliard School, graduating with high marks. Her performance career has taken her to over thirty countries, and has won her awards in over ten national and international competitions. Upon completing her undergraduate studies in violin and pre-medical studies at the age of 14 from Belhaven University, Jocelyn made her Carnegie Hall debut two years later, and has since spent her career pursuing ensemble, chamber, pedagogical, and outreach work.
Passionate about social change through her vocation, Jocelyn co-founded Concerts For Compassion in 2018. Bringing music to refugees across the globe, Jocelyn has traveled to three continents alongside the United Nations, The Red Cross, and Support International. She has been invited as a guest presenter at the Peace First Summit, The Juilliard School, and National Sawdust.
Jocelyn has appeared on Good Morning America, PBS, The Today Show, and WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase. As a chamber artist, her most memorable and joyful performances have included concerts with the Chelsea Music Festival, Heifetz Institute, and The Perlman Music Program. As an ensemble player, she currently performs with the New York Classical Players, The Princeton Symphony, and Symphony in C. Notable awards include the Juilliard School Career Grant, the McGraw Hill Robert Sherman Award, the National Trustees Grant, the Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grant, and the U.S. Department of State Federal Assistance Award.
Currently, Jocelyn is teaching a vibrant studio of over 40 musicians, many of whom have gone on to study at prestigious institutions including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes School of Music. When she isn’t practicing, she is vigorously searching for the best new bowl of ramen in the city.