Leia Zhu's Autobiography, "Bows, Strings and Dreams"
The book has reached the top of Amazon's best-seller list for Teen and Young Adult Classical Music
The 17-year-old British-Chinese violinist Leia Zhu has recently released her first book. Titled Bows, Strings and Dreams, the autobiography allows Zhu to reflect on her story so far, as well as the on the impact that music has had on her life.
In the short time since its publication, the book has achieved notable success in Amazon's category-based list of best-sellers, holding the #1 position in the Best Sellers list for Teen & Young Adult Classical Music on Amazon USA and also holding second place in the Best Sellers list for Classical Music Books among Young Adults on Amazon UK.
Born in 2006, Zhu made her debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at age 14. Two months later, she was appointed Artist-in-Residence with the London Mozart Players, where she performs as a featured soloist as well as leading play/direct programs.
In the 2023/24 season, Zhu makes appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and RTÉ National Symphony, among others.
"I'm overwhelmed with pride and gratitude for the opportunity to present to you every carefully crafted word, each cherished memory revisited, and the countless stories I'm eager to share," Zhu said in the lead-up to the book's publication.
"This journey has been nothing short of remarkable, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for being a part of it."