Jiayi Zheng started on violin at the age of four in Chengdu, China and moved to Boston, MA in high school. Her love for playing in an orchestra has taken her around the globe to Argentina, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany among others. She has spent her summers at the Aspen Music Festival (CO), Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and Spoleto (SC) festivals as an orchestral fellowship recipient. She has had the privilege of collaborating with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Krzysztof Urbanski, and Hugh Wolff. Her mentors include David Halen, Kathleen Winkler, and Valeria Kuchment, and many more. Jiayi has been a member of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra since 2018.
Jiayi Zheng received her Master of Music from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Music from Rice University. When she’s not playing the violin, Jiayi can be found traveling or planning her next trip. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her fiancé Benjamin and her favorite cat, Cosie.