Subaiou Zhang was born in Tianjin, China and started to play the violin at age 3. At age 7, she won the first prize of the 3rd China National Violin Competition for Young Musicians in 1995. She entered Boston University’s School of Music to pursue a Master of Music degree in the fall of 2013. During her studies at Boston University, Subaiou frequently performed as concertmaster with Boston University Symphony Orchestra, and won the annual Bach Competition at Boston University in 2015. Subaiou currently studies modern violin with Professor Yuri Mazurkevich and baroque violin with Jane Starkman.
Subaiou performs actively in the Greater Boston area on both modern and baroque violins, including recent solo performances with the Wellesley Symphony in 2016 and the Brookline Symphony in 2017. In addition to orchestral performance, Subaiou also founded and performs with the Loki String Quartet. In residence at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the quartet performs chamber music concerts in both concert hall and outreach settings in the Greater Boston area, presenting standard chamber music repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers.