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Peng Yi


Peng Yi embarked on his musical journey at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from September 2011 to June 2015, under the tutelage of Professor Xianping Zhou. Driven by a passion for music, Peng furthered his education and honed his performance skills at Boston University, completing a Performance Diploma from September 2016 to May 2018 with Professor Bayla Keyes, and later achieving a Master of Music from September 2021 to May 2023 under the mentorship of Professor Yuri Mazurkevich. Currently, Peng is pursuing a Doctor of Music Arts at the University of North Texas, having started in August 2023, with Professor Phillip Lewis guiding him.

Throughout his academic and professional career, Peng has amassed extensive orchestra experience. His journey began in September 2011 when he joined the original symphony orchestra of the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. His talent and dedication led him to become part of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2012 and 2016, where he spent two summers rehearsing in Hong Kong and performed across many countries in Asia, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Xi’an, Hong Kong, Taipei, Thaiyi, Hanoi, Singapore, Tokyo, Ayase, Sendai, Nogoya, among others. In February 2012, Peng became a member of the China Europe Youth Orchestra, performing in cities such as Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Xuzhou. His orchestral journey continued with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015, the Changsha Symphony Orchestra from July 2019 to January 2021 (where he also played as a soloist in many concerts), and the Nanchang Symphony Orchestra in China from January 2021 to August 2023. Additionally, Peng served as principal in both the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Boston University Chamber Orchestra between September 2016 to May 2018 and September 2021 to May 2023, and as principal section violin in the Belmont Festival Orchestra in September 2016.

Peng's dedication to music has also been recognized in competitions. In June 2015, he won the first prize in the Hong Kong String Competition Hubei Division, culminating in a solo concert at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Furthermore, in July 2021, he was awarded the second prize in the JiangXi Province Violin Competition, further highlighting his skills and passion for music.

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