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Fang Jie

Fang Jie has been with the Hong Kong Philharmonic as a violinist since 2007 when she was appointed by maestro Edo de Waart from many finalists. A native of Chengdu, China, Fang Jie began studying violin at the age of four. She attended middle and high schools affiliated with the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, and was admitted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she studied with respected violin pedagogue Burkhart Godhoff, who held the Distinguished Professor of Violin chair at the Conservatory. She received numerous scholarships from the Conservatory and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

While at high school, Fang Jie was a Prize Winner at the 1998 China National Violin Competition in Beijing. Later, at the Shanghai Conservatory, she was appointed the assistant concertmaster of the Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra and was also invited to play with many professional orchestras including the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Macao Orchestra.

An active solo, chamber and orchestral musician, Fang Jie has been awarded numerous fellowships to prominent music festivals around the world. In 2000 she participated in the Dartington International Summer School in the UK where she attended masterclasses with the famous violinist Ruggiero Ricci and with Hu Kun, violin professor at the Royal Academy of Music. She was invited to participate in the 2004 and 2007 Pacific Music Festivals in Japan, where she played chamber music with musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, and played on concert tours to Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo under Riccardo Muti and Valery Gergiev. In 2008 Fang Jie played in the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany under the renowned conductor Christoph Eschenbach.