Pre-College, Cello

Cellist Bo Zhang joined The Tianjin Juilliard School as Pre-College faculty in 2022. He has been a faculty member at Minzu University of China since 2018, and joined the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014. He joined the cello section of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra as the associate principal in 2009.

As a young musician, he studied cello with Professor Na Mula and Professor Li Wang at the Pre-College School of Music of Minzu University of China. Zhang obtained his Bachelor of Music majoring in Cello Performance at the Texas Christian University (TCU), where he studied with Jesus Castro-Balbi. He took part in the first TCU Cellofest and played for Professor Aldo Parisot where he was recommended by Parisot to attend the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea in 2008.

In 2011, after entering the Yale School of Music at Yale University, Zhang earned his Master of Music majoring in Cello Performance under the supervision of Professor Aldo Parisot. At Yale, Zhang studied chamber music under Kazuhide Isomura, was a member of the Yale Cellos, was invited to join the Dean’s Student Council, and won the Aldo Parisot Prize at Yale University. In 2013, he was admitted with full scholarship to the University of Toronto in Canada to work on his doctoral degree majoring in Cello Performance, where he studied under Shauna Rolston and Tim Ying. Zhang was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto.