Watch this 10-year-old violinist nail a Bazzini encore like it’s nothing

3 June 2019, 18:02 | Updated: 4 June 2019, 09:41

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Double stopping, harmonic double stops and left-hand pizzicati? No big deal for this young superstar.

Leia Zhu was already making her solo violin debut aged four, and tonight, she makes history by becoming the youngest British violinist to perform a concerto with Mariinsky Orchestra at Mariinsky Theatre.

So it's no surprise that at 10, she was absolutely nailing an encore of Dance of the Goblins.

Bazzini's showstopping dance has long been a favourite among virtuoso violinists. With its fiendishly long passages of double stoppings, harmonics and left-hand pizzicati (see 00:25 of the video above), La Ronde des lutins is a mission of destruction for a violinist's fingers.

Zhu, who goes to Junior Guildhall, was performing at the Würzburg Mozartfest 2017, which took place at UNESCO world heritage site Würzburg Residence.

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