Hai Zheng-Olefsky

Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Music Hai Zheng Olefskywill be honored by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and the Austin City Council with a special proclamation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall for her contribution to the community as the Artistic Director for the Young Musicians Festival Competition at the Asian American Cultural Center for the past 18 years. She will also perform at the Austin City Council Chamber on that day. The performance will be aired live on ATXN.

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Cello, String Bass

Hai Zheng is Assistant Professor of Music at Southwestern University where she teaches cello and bass. She recorded as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in London and the Amatius Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center. She performed as soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia with Paul Olefsky in England; and Aldo Parisot in China. She made her European debut at the Oxford Town Hall in England and her NYC debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. Her concerts include a solo/chamber music concert at Wigmore Hall in London, a recital debut in Vienna at the Bosendorfer Saal and a Canadian debut at the Guelph International Music Festival. These concerts were highly acclaimed by The New York Times, Oxford Daily Mail, and Strad Magazine. She also debuted on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series at Chicago’s Cultural Center. As a winner of the Feuermann International Cello Competition, she participated in the 2nd International Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany. She has recorded five CDs. Her recording of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the English Chamber Orchestra was chosen as a ?top pick? by the magazine Recording Direct. She has been a guest cellist with the Enso, Miro and Shanghai Quartets. She recently has given performances and master classes at the GuangZhou and Macau Conservatories, and a concert for the Asia Society in Hong Kong. She performs on the prestigious King Charles IX Amati Cello.

Zheng-Olefsky received her BM and MM from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Hai Zheng is Assistant Professor of Music at Southwestern University where she teaches cello and bass. She recorded as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in London and the Amatius Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center. She performed as soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia with Paul Olefsky in England; and Aldo Parisot in China. She made her European debut at the Oxford Town Hall in England and her NYC debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. Her concerts include a solo/chamber music concert at Wigmore Hall in London, a recital debut in Vienna at the Bosendorfer Saal and a Canadian debut at the Guelph International Music Festival. These concerts were highly acclaimed by The New York Times, Oxford Daily Mail, and Strad Magazine. She also debuted on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series at Chicago’s Cultural Center. As a winner of the Feuermann International Cello Competition, she participated in the 2nd International Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany. She has recorded five CDs. Her recording of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the English Chamber Orchestra was chosen as a ?top pick? by the magazine Recording Direct. She has been a guest cellist with the Enso, Miro and Shanghai Quartets. She recently has given performances and master classes at the GuangZhou and Macau Conservatories, and a concert for the Asia Society in Hong Kong. She performs on the prestigious King Charles IX Amati Cello.

    Zheng-Olefsky received her BM and MM from the University of Texas at Austin.


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    Southwestern Music Professor to be Honored by Austin Mayor Steve Adler

    Assistant Professor of Music Hai Zheng Olefsky will be honored with special proclamation on May 10 for her contribution to the Austin community.