Jocelyn Zhu has won first place at the American Protégé Music Talent Competition and will perform in The Winners’ Recital on Saturday March 6, 2011 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
She was the winner of the 2008 Mississippi State MTNA Junior Strings Competition. In 2009, she was a featured soloist with the Belhaven College Chamber Orchestra. and the winner of the 2009 CICAS Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition in Arkansas.
Jocelyn is a music major at Belhaven and studies violin with Mr. Song Xie, Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola, Conductor of the Belhaven Chamber String Orchestra, Chamber Music Coach, and Violinist of the Belhaven Piano Trio at Belhaven University.
As a concert soloist, Mr. Song has played concertos and other masterpieces with many orchestras. He received the Excellent Performance Award at the Chinese National Violin Competition in 1984, won the LSU Symphony Concerto Competitions in both 1991 and 1994, and was one of the three finalists at Chautauqua Festival Concerto Competition in New York.
Song Xie is currently the Principal Second Violinist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1998.