Yi Zhou, who began violin studies in Mainland China, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and then went on to receive a full scholarship with Professor Alice Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduating USC, Yi worked with groups including Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera and Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony. Yi has played at prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, and across Germany, Holland, Finland, Denmark, Latvia, and Estonia. Upon moving to Vancouver in 2006, Yi has become active in the Vancouver musical community and has been playing with the Vancouver Symphony since 2006 as an extra musician and has been a member of the first violin section since 2009. Yi has also played with many other groups including Vancouver Opera Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestral. Yi has played in jazz and pop music projects with artists including Michael Buble, Josh Groban and “The Tragically Hip”.