Joe Zhu


Joe is one of the most popular fingerstyle guitarist and singer in mainland China. Starting learning piano in childhood, he began studying classical guitar and electric guitar when he was 14. At the age of 19, inspired by Australian fingerstyle master Tommy Emmanuel’s music, he started playing finger-style guitar, and personalized his musical creation.


Joe Zhu

 Nourished from jazz, country blues, rock and classical music, he integrated his music with his own style.  Such natural and freely flowing playing and extremely beautiful melodies have been recognized by masters including Tommy Emmanuel, Peter Finger, Doug Smith amongst others. With his unique American style performance of guitar playing, he presents his perception of music as well as scenes of different feeling and tones to his audiance  people through the acoustic guitar.

 

Major performances in 2010

May, 2010: together with famous Japanese guitarist Masaaki Kishibe and a well-known performer Huang Jiawei from Taiwan, attended and performed in “Estern Predestined Guitar Concert” concert held in Beijing and Shanghai respectively.

 

In 2010 IFSGF International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held in Beijing, got second place in “international group".  And jointly participated in music festivals with world famous guitarist Peter Finger, Don Ross, Doug Smith, Masa Sumide and other world-class guitarist!

 

 

 

October 2010, participated special musical performances for Zhu Jiaming in Shanghai International Exhibition.

 

October 21st, 2010, performed in Australian fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel 2010 Beijing concert as the opening guest!

 

In 2011, published his first guitar album "Daydream" in China mainland, all original music.