Danfeng Shen is one of the most outstanding and versed violinists of his generation. He has gained a remarkable reputation for his work both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Consequently, he performs regularly on the great stages of the classical elite such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie and the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Danfeng was a finalist of the 8th “Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition“, which was held in 2014. As a founding member and first violinist of the Simply Quartet, he won first prizes in the international “Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition“ 2019 in Copenhagen, the “Quatuor á Bordeaux“ 2019, the “Franz Schubert and Modern Music“ 2018 in Graz, as well as the international “Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition“ 2017 in Vienna.
Danfeng has been living in Vienna since 2012. He is studying a double major in chamber music and solo violin at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. His chamber music studies are under the tutorship of Johannes Meissl, and he first studied solo violin with Gerhard Schulz and now with Ulf Wallin. Danfeng has also worked intensively with Clive Brown and Ingomar Rainer in the field of historic practice.
At the age of three, Danfeng started to play the violin in his hometown Guilin, and was accepted to the Conservatory of Music in Shanghai at the age of nine where he was taught by Zhao Jiyang, Zhou Binyou and Zheng Shisheng. His first chamber music teacher was Jensen Lam.
Danfeng plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from 1753, which is at his disposal thanks to a generous loan from MERITO String Instruments Trust GmbH.
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