An accomplished and versatile soloist and chamber musician Ying Xue has won accolades on the competition stage around the world. She is the second prizewinner of the 2011 International Mozart Competition Salzburg, first prizewinner of the 2007 Corpus Christi Competition, and has won medals at the Hudson Valley, Irving M. Klein International and New England Conservatory Concerto competitions among others. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Camerata Salzburg, Nanning Symphony Orchestra, Jinfan Symphony Orchestra, and NEC Symphony Orchestra.
A passionate chamber musician, Ying has collaborated with artists of international acclaim including Donald Weilerstein, András Schiff, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, and Gidon Kremer among many others. She has been engaged by the Kronberg Chamber Music, Caramoor, Ravinia and Yellow Barn Music festivals, as well as the Winter Chamber Festival in Israel. Outside of her experiences in classical music, Ying enjoys exploring many musical genres and has enjoyed performing with non-classical artists such as Sting.
Born in Urumqi, China, Ying began her violin studies at age four. When she was eighteen, Ying moved to Boston where she received B.M. and M.M. degrees under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried as the recipient of the Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory. In 2012 Ying moved to Germany to continue her musical studies with Heime Müller at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, but returned to Boston in 2013 to join the Parker Quartet.
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