The Dragon String Quartet, formed in 2012, is an ensemble of four celebrated,
young Chinese musicians: first violinist Ning Feng, second violinist Wang
Xiaomao, violist Zheng Wenxiao and cellist Qin Liwei.
Ning Feng and Qin Liwei, both internationally established Chinese soloists,
came up with the idea of forming a string quartet after a series of concerts that
brought them together. Wang Xiaomao is concertmaster of China National Ballet
Orchestra, Zheng Wenxiao is Principal Viola of Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks).
The Dragon String Quartet performs around the world regularly, introducing
the masterworks of string quartet to the audiences, rediscovering rarely
performed but outstanding pieces, and promoting contemporary works,
especially the great pieces created by Chinese composers.
• Ning Feng plays a 1721 Stradivari violin, known as the ‘MacMillan’,
on private loan, kindly arranged by Premiere Performances of Hong Kong,
and plays on strings by Thomastik-Infeld, Vienna.
• Li-Wei plays a 1780 Joseph Guadagnini cello, generously loaned by
Dr and Mrs Wilson Goh