While in Berlin, Jing Zhao became a very sought after chamber music partner, collaborating with artists such Emmanuel Pahud, Guy Braustein , Daishin Kashimoto, Paul Meyer, Boris Berezovsky, Eric le sage, Antoine Tamestit, Konstantin Lifschitz and Trevor Pinnock. She toured in Asia with Myung-Whun Chung, where they were invited to perform together with H I H Crown Prince Nahurito of Japan.
The great pianist Martha Argerich has chosen to perform and record the Tchaikowsky trio with Jing ZHAO and Dora Schwartzberg during her festival in Lugano, where she is now a regular guest. Other festivals where she performs include the celebrated Jerusalem festival, Zagreb festival, Roland’s Ecke in Bonn WH, Bad Kissingen, Istanbul International festival, Argerich’s Beppu Festival, Folles Journees, etc.
A truly international artist, recognized as a cellist at ease in the most demanding repertoire, and able to radiate her deep musicianship to audiences all over the world, Jing Zhao was born in Beijing, and while studying in the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Song Tao, was discovered by the Japanese cellist Ryosuke Hori who brought her to Japan for further studies at the Tokyo College of Music, under an
exceptional Scholarship program. While living in Berlin she also participated in the Masterclasses of Mario Brunello and Georg Faust, at the Academia Chingiana in Sienna.
She plays on a Matteo Goffriller Cello(1711) on generous loan to her from a private Foundation. Her upcoming CDs, a Russian album, recorded in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the Shostakovich cello concerto, and a Chinese album,two Tan Dun’s Cello Concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London with Maestro Tan Dun conducting,both CD will be released in 2019.