Yi Wang - Violin
Yi is a prize winner in both Chinese National violin competition and Rudolf Lipizer International competition held in Italy. After completing his undergraduate study at the Beijing Central Conservatory with Proffessor Zhi Long Wang. Yi traveled to London to continue his postgraduate study with the world renowned violinist and educator Yfrah Neaman. He was awarded the prestigious ‘concert recital Diploma-Premier Prix’ in 1994, and in 1995 was offered the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Welsh National Opera.
Yi came to Australia in 1997 to join the Australian Chamber Orchestra, from 2001-2007 he was Principal First Violin with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with whom he was also Acting Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster. Yi was director and leader of Virtuosi Tasmania chamber Orchestra and also led Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and orchestra Victoria on many occasions. In 2008 he moved to Melbourne to join Orchestra Victoria as Principal Violin, he now holds the acting concertmaster position.
As a soloist Yi has performed with Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Moldova Symphony and Chinese youth Orchestra. He has also given recitals in London, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Weimar, Hobart, Suffolk (UK) and Hangzhou (China).
In recent years Yi has been involved in developing music education in China, participating in the Beijing Chamber Music Festival, giving masterclasses in Central Conservatory Of Music (Beijing) and Macau Conservatory and directing the Chinese Youth Orchestra. He currently teaches violin at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music, Monash University and a tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra .