Faculty & Staff
Part Time Lecturer, Violin
Yen Yu grew up in Wuhan, China, in a musical family. She studied violin with her father from an early age, and entered the Wuhan Conservatory of Music at 14 to study under the tutelage of Professor Xin-Min Zhou.
In 1982, Yu was chosen by world-renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy Delay to study as a full scholarship student at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and later at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Before moving to Montclair, New Jersey, Yu was a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia for ten years. She also taught at both Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond. Yu has performed as a soloist with orchestras in China, Europe, Mexico, and in the United States. She is an active chamber musician and solo recitalist.
As a teacher, Yu is passionate about her mission as a classical music messenger to foster the next generation of musicians. Since 2014, she is the Director of Chamber Music Dolomiti in San Gregorio nelle Alpi-Belluno, Italy, and founder of the Montclair Arts Center in Montclair, New Jersey.