Yun Zhang began his violin studies under the tutelage of his father at the age of three and gave his first public performance when he was five years old. While studying in China at the renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Yun Zhang was selected to hold the position of concertmaster of the Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. He was a recipient of the Fu Cheng Xian Memorial Scholarship in 1998, which is awarded for excellence in performance and artistic potential. Yun Zhang was also selected to serve as the concertmaster of internationally recognized Asian Youth Orchestra and toured all of South Asia under the baton of Maestro Sergiu Comissiona. In 1998, he arrived in Bloomington to audition for Stephen Boe, the former teaching assistant of Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli and Henryk Kowalski at the Indiana University. At the same time, Yun Zhang was performing with various orchestras as well as giving recitals. Later, he became the teaching assistant of Stephen Boe. Yun Zhang continued to earn top honors and international acclaim for his beautiful playing. In the 2001-2002 season, Yun Zhang was awarded the prestigious Helen F. Whitaker Fellowship and selected to play as the concertmaster for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of conductors Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, David Robertson, Anne Manson, William Eddins, Cliff Colnot, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Duain Wolfe. His performances have been broadcasted by Classical 88.7 FM of Indianapolis, WFMT Radio Network of Chicago and WSVH of Savannah, Georgia. Yun Zhang is the Associate Concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regularly in recital and chamber music series throughout USA and Asia. Recent engagements have included solo performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Maestro JoAnn Falletta conducting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Yun Zhang also holds posts as the guest professor of violin at Yunnan Arts Institute in China, and the adjunct professor of violin at Christopher Newport University.