Professor Mo Yi, Violinist – Baroqueviolinist, Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark Berlin University of Arts (UDK Berlin) Concertmaster at The Danish Sinfonietta

Background and Education

Mo Yi was born in Wuhan, China, and had her first violin lesson as a five- year-old with Professor Teng Maolung. She fnished her studies in China as a student under Professor Lin Yaoji at The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Key early achievements include:

Named ‘Best Student in Beijing’.
Awarded the Chinese Ministry of Culture Prize.
Awarded a scholarship from The German Academy Exchange Grant, (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD).

Prizes include:

- First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 16th Grossen Förderpreis Wettbewerb der Konzertgesellschaft München (Munich) 2003

- The Grand Prix at the 8th Early Music Meeting at the Berlin Museum of Musical Instruments 2004

- The International Telemann Competition 2005
- The International Music Competition Maria Canals of Barcelona 2009
- 4th Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition, Vienna 2009.

Professors with whom Mo Yi has studied include:

- Professor Nora Chastin at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany

- Professor Gottfried von der Goltz at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

- Professor Mary Utiger at the Hochschule für Musik u. Theater München

- Professor Francois Fernandez at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris

- Professor Gert von Bülow (Chamber Music and Historical Performance Traditions)


She was teaching at the Central Conservatory of Beijing and the University of Music Lübeck.

Since 2004 at the Berlin University of Arts (UDK Berlin) and 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark.

2010 1. Solo Violinist in The Danish Sinfonietta and 2017 Visiting Concertmaster at The Danish Sinfonietta.

Mo Yi is in much demand as a visiting Professor and as a facilitator of Master Classes in Europe, Israel and Asia.

Mo Yi has wide-ranging international concert activities both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has given concerts at The Pablo Casals Festival, France, The Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, The Early Music Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, the Vantaan Barokki, Finland, among others.

She has played as a soloist with orchestras in Denmark, Finland, Italy, China, Germany, Ukraine and the UK.

Mo Yi's repertoire comprises Baroque to Contemporary and includes special interest for Joh. Seb. Bach's works for solo violin.

Research Interest
- Metacognition in Music and Instrumental Learning Process, Beijing 1999

- The Socially, Literary and Philosofcally Background for Historical Performance Traditions