Anzhe Zuo, cellist, born in China, has been living in Zurich since 2015. Her talent allows her to look beyond the surface of musical pieces and create new connections.

In 2022 he won First Prize at the Vienna International Music Competition in the cello category, in 2021 Second Prize at the VIII Stockholm International Music Competition. In 2010, she won Second Prize at the National Chinese cello competition Aegean (Ai-Qin) in Beijing. Thanks to her impressive performance, she was selected as a soloist for the soundtrack of the Chinese film ‘Chen Shaomei’. In 2016, she was invited as a jury member to the International ‘New Stars’ Competition.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Anzhe performs regularly in Europe and Asia. He has performed on prestigious stages such as the National Grand Theater in Beijing, Sogar Theater in Zurich and ‘Gare du Nord für Neue Musik’ in Basel, Tonhalle Zürich, and others. He founded the Amúr Duo with Swedish guitarist Anders Miolin. She has been principal cellist of the Zurich Chamber Philharmonie since 2022. In 2023, she was selected as cellist of the Bergen National Opera Summer Academy.

At the age of four, he began receiving piano lessons. A few years later, the cello became her greatest passion and main occupation. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK after graduating from the Tianjin Conservatory. In Zurich, she obtained her two Master’s degrees in Cello and Music Pedagogy with Orfeo Mandozzi.

Cellists Thomas Grossenbacher, Yehuda Hanani, Gavriel Lipkind and Yunxin Zhang were among his main teachers.

At music festivals and attending masterclasses, Anzhe Zuo drew further inspiration from great musicians such as Steven Isserlis, Arto Noras, David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Wen Sinn Yang and Yibing Zhu.

After these studies, he started the composition education programme in 2019 under the guidance of Till Löffler. 

Anzhe Zuo considers it essential to broaden his musical horizons with a deep understanding of music.

In addition to playing the cello, he studied the baroque cello and viola da gamba with Martin Zeller.

He perfected his piano studies with Carl Wolf and new music playing with Martina Schucan.

Anzhe Zuo also developed her artistic sensitivity and creativity as an abstract painter. She built her own system of synesthesia by creating abstract paintings inspired by specific pieces of music she worked on.

His compositions explore the limits of the unique and rich world of sound that only a cello can express.