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Ning Feng

Ning Feng has toured Europe, Asia and Australia with van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has been the soloist on tours of China with many orchestras including the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, with whom he has performed several times in Budapest, with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchester and Lawrence Foster, and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he performs regularly. He has played with the Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hallé, LA Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington), Minnesota, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bilbao Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Vienna Radio and Melbourne Symphony orchestras amongst others In China, Ning Feng is held in the highest regard, appearing with all the major Chinese orchestras, visiting international orchestras and in recital.

Ning performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and he has performed many times at Kissinger Sommer Festival. His recording of Bach’s complete solo works for violin, his discography also includes concerti by by Elgar, Finzi, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, works for violin and orchestra by Sarasate, Lalo, Ravel and Bizet/Waxman, and with the Dragon Quartet works by Schubert, Dvořák, Borodin, Shostakovich and Weinberg.

Born in Chengdu, China, Ning Feng studied at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music with Weimin Hu, the Hanns Eisler School of Music (Berlin) with Antje Weithaas and the Royal Academy of Music (London) with Hu Kun, where he was the first student ever to be awarded 100% for his final recital. The recipient of prizes at the Hanover International, Queen Elisabeth and Yehudi Menuhin International violin competitions, Ning Feng was First Prize winner of the 2005 Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand), and in 2006 won first prize in the International Paganini Competition.


"Winning the Paganini Competition is like a dream come true, and it's such a honour to have my name line up with those senior maestros. My participation was eventful right from the very beginning when my luggage got lost in the airport which made me having no concert dress for the first round, until the very end when I was half hour late for the final result announcement and went on stage for three times to accept the prizes without realizing which prizes I was awarded. But I still enjoyed each single moment during the competition. I wish the future editions of Paganini International Violin Competitions continually having great success, and the future candidates have great fun participating in this wonderful celebration of music".