ViolinZou Yu

Associate Principal Second Violin

A native of China, Zou Yu recently joined the San Diego Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Second Violin. Ms. Yu received her master's degree from the Yale School of Music and her bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Conservatory. Her teachers have included Ani Kavafian, Milan Vitek, Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim and David Kim. As a soloist, Ms. Yu has given numerous recitals in Asia, Europe and the United States. In chamber music settings, she has collaborated with Gerard Poulet, Philippe Bianconi, Francoise Gneri, Nicholas McGegan, David Kim and Richard O'Neill. Ms. Yu is also an active and enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music and art. She has participated in the Oberlin CME Ensemble, Lucerne Festival and Cantata Profana. In her summers, Ms. Yu has attended the Verbier Festival, Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festival. Zou Yu recently collaborated with the Yale School of Drama and performed a new music and theater work at the Yale Cabaret. The New Haven Review hailed her performance as “stunning, amazing, inspiring.”