How long have you been playing violin and viola?
Over 23 years.
- 2nd Medalist for China Grand Violin Competition (2000)
- Winner of La Sierra Concerto Competition (2011)
- Performed in China Philharmonic Symphony (2009-2010)
- Dallas Live Orchestra (2013 – present)
- Richardson Symphony (2013 – present)
- Invited from Chinese Government to perform for Barack Obama in Beijing (2009)
- Published first album with Beijing String Quartet (2009)
Ms.Yuan, was born in Dalian China, began studying the violin at the age of five and went on to study at the Central Conservatory Of Music in Beijing. In 2010, She moved to Los Angeles and got her Artist Diploma and has lived in Dallas since 2013. Yuan was invited to play concerts with Michal Buble, Diana Ross, Kenny G, Ben Folds, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Celtic Women. Ms.Yuan has participated in a number of major competitions including: winner of China’s National Violin competition, and second prize of Country Grand Violin Competition, winner of La Sierra Concerto Competition. In 2009, Ms.Yuan released her first CD with Beijing String Quartet and Dulcimer. Yuan recorded cinematic music with Chinese composer Dun Tan. The movie score was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Ms.Yuan is also a composer/performer writing music for the violin and piano, cello, viola and vocals.
As with her musical talent, Ms.Yuan, is also a renowned young calligrapher in China. She released her first work in 2002 and has won more than 30 international awards for her skill.