Violinist Sherri Zhang began playing the violin at the age of five. She recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory and her Master’s Degree in Violin Perforamnce and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. During her studies, she served as both the concertmaster and principal second of the NEC Philharmonic Orchestra and the CIM orchestra. Her primary teachers include Joseph Gatwood, Yuri Namkung, Paul Biss, and Stephen Rose. Sherri has been invited to attend several prestigious summer festivals such as the Meadowmount School of Music, Heifetz International Music Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Orford Music Academy, Fontainebleau Music Festival, Encore Chamber Festival and Aspen Music Festival.
In addition to performing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra during her years at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Sherri has also played in many masterclasses for prominent artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Atar Arad, Elmar Oliveria, Lucy Chapman, Ian Swensen, Paul Katz, Peter Salaff, the Emerson Quartet, the Ariel String Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet, the Cavani String Quartet, and Quatour Ebene. Sherri served as an intern at Musiclaunch Boston, as a solfege and theory teacher/tutor at the New England Conservatory, and as a teaching fellow at the MusAid Organization in the Philippines. She is also an avid Suzuki violin teacher in the Cleveland Area and has a great passion of sharing her love of music with the young generations.