Sherri Zhang

Violinist and Teacher Sherri Zhang has always had a love for music. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory and her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance 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 Heifetz International Music Institute, 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, Lucy Chapman, Paul Katz, Peter Salaff, the Emerson 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 was an avid Suzuki violin teacher in the Cleveland Area and continues her teaching at the Levine School of Music in DC. Sherri also frequently plays in regional orchestras in the DMV area. Outside of teaching, she loves to explore and perform all genres of music.