Spark to Flame Student Feature: Lucy Zhang

Posted February 13, 2020

Meet Lucy Zhang!

One of the outstanding performers at the February 29, 2020 Spark to Flame concert!


Spark to Flame Lucy Zhang


Lucy Zhang has been playing violin for 9 years. She currently studies with Simon MacDonald at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and previously studied with Allyn Chard and Dougal McLean. She is also a previous member of Junior and Senior Collegium and a current member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra.







What program are you enrolled in at the VCM?

I’m currently in private lessons, and previously in Collegium.


Why did you apply to perform at Spark to Flame?

I wanted to have the opportunity to play solo with an orchestra and improve my violin playing.


What piece are you performing and why did you choose it?

I am playing Rondo in C Major K 373 by Mozart. I chose it because it is a different style from the music I am best at playing, and I thought it would be a good challenge.


What are your aspirations in music?

I hope to learn as much as I can about playing the violin and about classical music in general.


Tell me a bit about yourself, outside of music

I enjoy playing basketball and solving Rubik’s Cubes.


Spark to Flame

The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Spark to Flame program supports emerging artist’s development and is open to all students of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Selected through audition, students are given the opportunity to work with VCM faculty in the weeks leading up to the performance to develop their professional and artistic skills. The final concert is a magical evening featuring students performing with professional musicians and the VCM Senior String Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Timothy Vernon.

This year’s Spark to Flame student showcase is Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall. We hope you’ll join us for this special evening!

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