Westmore Music Academy announces strings classes
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Westmore Music Academy announces the addition of strings classes taught by Mrs. Weiyi Yu.

Mrs. Yu started violin training at an early age in Guang Zhou Conservatory of Music, the third largest conservatory in China. Yu’s successful performances and great talents have won her popularity among her peers.

The high point of her conservatory period was winning the first prize at Guang Zhou National Violin Competition. Before coming to the U.S. in 1985, Yu performed in many cities with various musical groups in China, as well as making hundreds of recordings. In 1985, as a scholarship student, Yu was admitted to the San Francisco Conservatory. A year later, she won a full scholarship to study at Eastman School of Music in New York, where she completed her bachelor of music and master of music degrees.

During Yu’s 28-year United States musical career, she has performed in the famed Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Other performances have included concerts with the symphonies of Eastman-Rochester; the Atlanta Pops; North Carolina; Binghamton, N.Y., Charlotte, N.C.; Greenville; Augusta, and Chattanooga.

Yu has concertized in many European countries including, Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria, with various chamber music groups. She has been a chamber musician and a successful violin educator. Hundreds of violin students have benefited from her violin studio.

Among her students, many have won competitions held by states, universities, and music clubs. Yu has been a violin faculty member at Charlotte School of Arts since 1992. Other engagements have included teaching at Wingate University. Yu joined the Lee University School of Music faculty in 2004. In recent years, she has been invited for performances in many cities in China.

For more information, contact Rita Ready, academy director, at 299-4232 or email Yu at wyu@leeuniversity.edu.