Violinist Yuncong Zhang joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in January 2010. As the founding violinist of the Echoi Contemporary Ensemble and member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, she studied with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim at the Manhattan School of Music. Born in China, Zhang came to the United States in 2003 and was immediately recognized as a vigorous and gifted performer. Zhang has performed as soloist and concertmaster on various occasions in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Severance Hall, among others. She has also enjoyed associate and concertmaster positions in the Juilliard, Mansfield Symphony, Music Academy of the West, and Oberlin orchestras. Accomplished not in both the classical and contemporary realms, Zhang was a leading presence in the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing works of composers such as Oliver Knussen, Harrison Birtwistle, and György Ligeti in halls across the country. Zhang has spent her summers with fellowships at the Aspen Music Festival, Taos School of Music, Pacific Music, and Music Academy of the West festivals.