Yi Zhou, First Violin

Yi Zhou began her violin studies at the age of 6 in Mainland China. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Yi received a full scholarship to continue her violin studies with Alice Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

After receiving her Master’s degree and advanced performance diploma from USC, she regularly performed with Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera and Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony. She has also performed at the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and toured Germany, Holland, Finland, Denmark, Latvia, and Estonia.

In 2003 and 2004, she was invited to coach and teach as a member of the String Quartet residency program at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. When moving to Vancouver in 2006, Yi became a member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and CBC Orchestra. In 2009, she joined the first violin section in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

When not performing, Yi Zhou loves teaching, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family in the beautiful city of Vancouver.