Nickita Zhang, violin

Hometown: New York, NY

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Nickita won the Symphony of Westchester’s Ninth Annual Young Artist Competition and performed with the orchestra in 2023.

Meet Nickita

Nickita appeared with her sister Philina on Show 405, airing November 1, 2021.

Nickita Zhang (violin), 11, is from New York, New York. A sixth grader at Special Music School in Kaufman Music Center, she has studied violin with Mr. Viktor Basis since age 5. Nickita has won many national and international competitions, including VIVO International Music Competition, Crescendo International Music Competition, the International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists, Rudolf Barshai International Strings Competition and the X International Music Festival competition “The Night in Madrid”. In 2021, she was selected to participate in “Il Piccolo Violino Magico ” International Competition for young violinists and to play with the Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni Orchestra. Nickita had the honor to have masterclasses with Mr. Maxim Vengerov, Ms. Ning Kam and Mr. Boris Garlitsky.  Nickita has participated in the Cremona International Music Festival for three years, the Prague String Festival in 2019, and has played in numerous chamber music ensembles. She has performed in Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City. In addition to violin, Nickita also enjoys composing, songwriting, singing, and playing guitar. Outside of music, some of her favorite pastimes are jumping rope, playing chess, writing stories, and dreaming.

Listen to Nickita

Show 405
Sonata for Violin and Piano K. 301, Mvmt 1 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart