Meet our Musicians:

Si Yu, viola

Si Yu, Born in Hunan, China. She began her violin study at age 6, and 5 years later, she changed to viola. In 2009, Si was accepted by the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with Professor Wing Ho, who is the chairman of the viola department . In 2013, she was admitted by Carnegie Mellon University as a full scholarship student studying with Professor David Harding.

Si Yu has performed with such distinguished artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Micheal Tilson Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Meryl Streep and Lang lang. She Joined Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic as principal viola in October 2013. Previously she has performed with China National Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra and Macau Symphony. From 2009 to 2013 Ms. Yu served as principal viola at the China Youth Orchestra. She had also been the associate principal viola at the Asian Youth Orchestra and Pacific Music Festival Orchestra.


(Updated October 5, 2014)