Jiuri Yu was born in Jilin, China, where she first began her violin studies at the early age of four. Ms. Yu more formally decided to pursue violin performance as a career at the age of ten, when she attended the Middle School musical program attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. It was there that Ms. Yu studied under the tutelage of Ming Jin and XiaoShao Huang.
After completing her Freshman year in Beijing, Ms. Yu travelled to the United States and continued her conservatory life at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she received her Bachelor degree of violin performance (2015) and Masters degree (2017) under the guidance of Mr. Markus Placci. During that period, she participated in the Texas Musical Festival (2014), Round Top Festival (2015), Kent/ Blossom Music Festival (2016) and Festival Napa Valley Academy (2017), all with full scholarship.
As an active orchestral musician, Ms. Yu is a member of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra since 2017. In the Fall of 2018, she will also be joining the South Carolina Philharmonic and The Cape Ann Orchestra as a section violinist.
Ms. Yu is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.
Key Notes offers seasonal recitals at the conclusion of the school year.