Xiaoqing Yuline

Xiaoqing YuA native of China and a graduate of Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Mr. Xiaoqing Yu came to the United States in 1986. Soon thereafter, he received a Manhattan School of Music Scholarship to further his graduate studies there under the tutelage of prominent violin professor Rafael Bronstein. While at the Manhattan School, he served as Co-Principal Second Violin of the National Orchestra and performed in numerous concert halls, including Carnegie concert hall and recital hall, and Lincoln Center. Before coming to the United States, he performed with various groups throughout China, including the National Symphony.
Mr. Yu is now in his fifth year as Assistant Professor of Violin at the School of Music at Lee University in Tennessee, and his seventeenth season as Concertmaster of the Greenville (SC) Symphony. He also performs in the summers with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. Prior to joining the Greenville Symphony, he served as Principal Second Violinist of the American Chamber Orchestra, performing in over one hundred European cities. Before his appointment at Lee University, he performed regularly with the Charlotte Symphony and with chamber music groups, and also served as Concertmaster and artistic consultant of the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, and on the violin faculty of Charlotte School of the Arts. Other engagements have included teaching at Furman University and at the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts. Over the years, he has performed with various chamber music groups in Europe and Canada, and has worked closely with members of the Cleveland and Emerson String Quartets. He was a featured performer on New York's famed classical radio station WQXR, as well as on Philadelphia's classical station WFLN, both of which were broadcast live nationwide on prime time.
As founder and director of Lee University Chamber Strings, Mr. Yu has quickly taken the young string players to performances at state conferences and on regional tours. In December 2008, he took the group to perform in London and Oxford, England and Dublin, Ireland. In 2006, Mr. Yu was appointed Artistic Director of A.P.E.I. International Summer Music and Arts Festival in China, which engages world-renowned performers and artists. In this capacity, he has given lectures in seven provinces and fifteen music schools, universities, and conservatories in China. He was appointed senior advisor and liaison in 2007 for the Xi'An PeiHua International Center for the Arts and Culture Education Exchange in Xi'An, China. The Center, which opens in 2009, will engage scholars, artists, musicians, and music faculty worldwide. Mr. Yu has won great popularity for his annual China tour performances, including the benefit concert for the National Aquatic Center for Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games. In the summer of 2008, he toured fifteen cities in China, coaching chamber music and working with Chinese musicians to promote musical and cultural exchanges between the United States and China.
In competitions, Mr. Yu's successes include second prize at Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society's Young Artist Competition, first prize at the University of South Carolina Concerto-Aria Competition, and an Honorary Award from the Young Artist Competition. As a soloist, he has performed Mozart's Violin Concerti No. 4 and 5, as well as works by Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Wieniawski, Vieuxtemps, Vivaldi, and Piazzola with various symphony orchestras. His recordings include Six Violin Sonatas by Rossini; Janá?ek's Suite for String Orchestra; Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" String Quartet; and Schoenberg's Transfigured Night with the American Chamber Orchestra on the Swiss label, Clave.