Hu Kun (Violinist, Conductor)

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HU Kun, a legendary violinist, conductor and pedagogue. Been described already in the 80s as ” …a great artist.”—Le Monde, Paris,

“Undoubted power…” —The Times, London,
“HU Kun…Chinese musicians, especially violinist, are establishing an increasingly high profile on the Western concert scene.”—The New York Time / International Herald Tribune. New York,
“One of the most individual string players to burst onto the scene…the finest of the younger generation of violinist.” —The Strad, London,

Kun has studied violin with his father Prof. HU Wei Min and Prof. Lin Yao Ji, piano with his mother Prof. Peng Shi Jun and conducting with Prof. Xu Xin. Soloist posts were offered to him at the age of 13 by China Radio Symphony. He was the first mainland Chinese violinist ever established solo career on the international stage after he won 5th Prize at the Sibelius Violin Competition,at age 17 in Helsinki 1980, raising Chinese flag on the international violin competition stage. He has toured around world, became the late Lord. Yehudi Menuhin’s only private student, winning more international competitions and major recording contracts, performed with world’s leading orchestras at the world’s major culture centre…Kun has taking up conducting under the guidance of Sir. Colin Davis recently, funded his own orchestra HU Kun and Friends in London.

Kun is currently enjoying his tours as a conductor, give master-class at music festivals and chairing/serving as jury member at world’s major international competitions. Kun also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London…building bridges for east and west cultural exchanges. There have been films and TV documentaries about him…HU Kun is a pioneer and leading figure on the international stage as a Chinese musician.