Tutti Violin

Tony Zhai

Meet Tony

Tony was born in Beijing; his family moved to Auckland when he was eight years old. He began taking violin lessons at the age of six and consequently studied with Ole Bohn at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and with Stefan Hempel at the Rostock Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater. Tony has played with the Hamburger Symphoniker and the Auckland Philharmonica Orchestra, and has been a finalist in the Kendall National Violin Competition.

You may not know …

Tony was selected for the New Zealand team in the 2010 Chemistry Olympiad.