On Thursday, March 31, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the Jean Pierre-Bloch Prize to famed violinist and Monaco resident, Ms. Zhang Zhang, in Monte-Carlo.
Established in 2012, by the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, the Jean Pierre-Bloch Prize was created in the memory of the late Mr. Jean Pierre Block, a humanist and a leader of the French Resistance during World War II. This prestigious award is presented to artists whose work is dedicated to the promotion of human rights.
In 2000, Ms. Zhang Zhang became a member of L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo as well as the founder of the Monaco String Quartet Ensemble and the Zhang Zhang Band. According to Ms. Zhang Zhang’s official bio, in 2020 she founded the:
“…ZHANGOMUSIQ Orchestra, a symphony orchestra whose performances will be dedicated to Climate action, Philanthropy, and Social Responsibility causes. Uniting artists musicians committed towards raising awareness and concrete funding for humanitarian, environmental, educational, and peace building projects through music. On October 29th 2021, the ZHANGOMUSIQ Orchestra performed its inaugural concert on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Prince Albert II Fondation, sharing the stage with Mr. Robert Redford, in the Principality of Monaco, uniting musicians of 11 nationalities from 6 major European Symphony Orchestras.”
Congrats to Ms. Zhang Zhang!