Yi Zhou, Viola
Chinese-born violist Yi Zhou won 1st League Competition and the 2005 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition. The latter led to a public performance of the David Viola Concerto.
Yi Zhou has given solo performances in London (including a recital in the celebrated St Martin–in-the-Fields church), Edinburgh (including performances at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), and Singapore. He has performed in master classes with David Takeno, Paul Silverthorne, and Annette Isserlis. In 2008 Yi Zhou was selected from worldwide auditions to participate in the Pacific Music Festival (established in 1990 by Leonard Bernstein) in Tokyo as Principal Viola of the PMF Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi. He has recently been invited to return to the Festival in 2009 and 2010. Yi Zhou has also worked with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recently, Yi Zhou won a highly competitive scholarship to study with Paul Coletti with Artist diploma degree at Colburn school, Los Angeles. In 2008, Yi Zhou studied (on full scholarship) with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, Boston. Before coming to the United States Yi Zhou studied viola (on full scholarship) with Jiri Heger at Singapore’s prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (partner institution of the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University), graduating with a Bachelor Music degree in 2008 prizes in the 2007 British Royal Overseas