Yue Yu was born in 1997, Shenzhen, China. Since receiving the Sonata Prize at Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition in 2017, her talent has been witnessed further at different occasions. She later became the winner of 2019 Stockport International Young Musicians Competition (for all instruments), 2021 Salzburg Paul Hindemith Viola Concorso.
Yue is passionate about chamber music. One of the highlights is a live-recorded video where she recorded the celebrated Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, op.47 with the renowned professor and concert pianist Pavel Gililov and the string players from the Amatis Piano Trio. At age of 22, she recorded her debut album for Naxos label, showcasing lesser-known works by British composers York Bowen, Imogen Holst, and Benjamin Britten.
After completing her bachelor’s studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK with Dr Louise Lansdown, Yue is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Univeristät Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria with Professor Thomas Riebl.
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Last updated: Jan 2022
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