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MSO First Season: 1994-1995
Wen Yih Yu joined the Memphis symphony in 1994. Yu, a native of Taiwan, begin his musical study at age of 8. Before he came to United States, Wen Yih served as the assistant concertmaster of Taipei city symphony orchestra from 1986 to 1989 and appeared as featured soloist in many concerts with that orchestra.
In addition to that, Wen Yih has won concerto competition and perform as soloist with the orchestra of National Taiwan Academy of Arts in concert tour around Taiwan. He received a scholarship from Mannes College of Music and came to United States in 1990 to Study with violinist Nina Beilina. Received a Master degree and a Diploma of Professional Study in May 1994.
Wen Yih has performed with Bachanalia Chamber orchestra, New Jersey Philharmonic, 96th street Y chamber orchestra and Korean Chamber orchestra in New York. He was also invited and performed with Colorado Music Festival in Boulder and Cape May music Festival in New Jersey. He currently serves as a violin instructor at Rhodes College since 2002. When off season in Memphis, he also performs with Fort Worth Symphony in Texas as well as Music in the Mountain Festival in Durango, Colorado. in 2007 he was invited to go to Taiwan to perform with ProArts chamber Orchestra in Taipei.