Yuan Qi

Viola

Hometown: Qinhuangdao, China
Alma maters: Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; Yale School of Music; Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing
Awards/Competitions: 2nd Place, 2015 Hogo Kauder International Competition for Viola
Appearances: Music Academy of the West, 2017; Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, 2014 & 2015; Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, 2013; Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, Japan, 2009, 2011 & 2012; Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Music Festival Okushiga, Japan, 2011 & 2012
Musical origins: I began playing when I was 15 years old. I loved the sound of the viola.
Favorite obscure piece: Henri Dutilleux’s Ainsi la Nuit
Favorite fact about your instrument: The colorful tonality
Favorite painting: I love French Impressionist paintings.

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