Rosalind Zhang, Cello
Toronto-native Rosalind Zhang was born and raised in a musical family and is known for her charm and unique artistic sensitivity. She began learning the piano with her mother at the age of 2, and cello 8 years later. Despite having reached a high level of pianistic excellence with numerous fruitful local piano competitions to show, Rosalind eventually shifted her focus to cello and began her studies with celebrated Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston at the University of Toronto. She has toured with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and most recently with the China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra on their US Tour. As a passionate chamber musician, she has played for members of the Juilliard, American, Cecilia, New Orford, St Lawrence String Quartets, and was featured as one of the winners of the Manhattan School of Music Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition in 2016. She obtained her Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Julia Lichten. When not thinking about music, Rosalind spends time being involved in environmental and community service initiatives.