Zhixiong Liu was born October 23, 1996 in Hangzhou, China. At the age of 7 he began to learn the piano with his father. In 2008, he began to play double bass. At 2009, he was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory Double Bass professional, where he studied with Prof. Luo Bing. September 2011, he won first prize of China national double bass competition. January 2012, he was admitted to HEMU, Lausanne, became the youngest student at that period. June 2013 he won first prize of age 15-18 Division 2013 ISB International Double Bass Competition. January 2014 he won third prize of Rahn Music Awards competition. September 2014 he won Best interpretation prize of J .M Sperger double bass competition. October 2016 he was invited as orchestra musician by Balkan Chamber Orchestra and performed at the Victoria hall and United Nation, Geneva. November 2016 he has participated as solo bassist of the Philharmonie der Animato Stiftung and played concert tour at five international cities. June 2017, he successfully passed his Master soloist graduation concert with Lausanne chamber orchestra and got the diploma. June 2017 he was admitted to Lausanne Sinfonietta as a trainee. July 2017 he was invited to perform solo concert on I MUSICI DI PARMA Salso Summer music festival in Salsomaggiore, Italy. Zhixiong Liu has participated many international Master classes, studied with Prof. Jeff Bradetich, Dorin Marc, Bozo Paradzik, Enrico Fagone, Christine Hoock, Alberto Bocini, Catalin Rotaru, Matthew Mcdonald, Duncan Mctier, Miloslav Gajdos, Thierry Barbe, Daxun Zhang.
A year ago he completed his second Master’s degree as an orchestra musician at the HEMU in Lausanne with Professor Michel Veillon and has been an orchestra intern with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich since September 2018.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.