Episode 1 Guest Mentor: violinist Rollin Zhao

Violinist Rollin Zhao. Photo credit: James Ho.

We are delighted to welcome violinist Rollin Zhao as our guest mentor for Episode 1.

Rollin enjoys an extensive career as a performer and educator. A passionate ensemble musician, Rollin regularly plays with the Queensland, Sydney, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO). As one of the top emerging string players in Australia, Rollin was selected as an ACO Emerging Artist in 2017 and a Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellow in 2018, allowing him to train alongside Australia’s premier music ensembles. Rollin is a graduate of both the University of Queensland and Australian National Academy of Music, completing his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including the Richard Pollett Memorial Award, Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship, 4MBS Sid Page Chamber Music Prize, and the Ursula Hoff Institute Prize. Rollin currently teaches violin and viola at Scotch College and maintains a vibrant career as a freelance performer.

Tune in to The Talent every Tuesday night at 7pm to 103.5FM 3MBS Melbourne. You can also stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au or catch up later on our podcast! Just search for “The Talent 3MBS in your favourite podcast app and subscribe.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s