Eriol Guo Yu
Born in 1998 in Hangzhou, China, Guo started her music life with a electric piano and the clarinet, though she is not quite able to play either of them now. As everybody says standing benefits health more than sitting, she chose the violin at the age of eight.
Guo had performed in many other renowned venues across Asia and Europe including Royal Festival hall, Tokyo Opera City, Berlin Konzerthaus and Wigmore Hall. She has taken part in numerous Festivals such as Young Euro Classic, Snape Maltings Proms, London Handel Festival and Petworth Festival. In 2022 she was invited to Encuentro de Santander and Dartington Summer Festival as a Bursary Student.
In 2023 Guo is delighted to be joining OAE experience scheme. She has recently received a place on the Glyndebourne’s ‘Pit Perfect’ scheme which gives her opportunity to represent Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne Sinfonia this autumn. At the moment Guo is also looking forward to start her new adventure with Southbank Sinfonia in the year of 2023-2024.
As a former member of Asian Youth Orchestra, NYO-China, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, she has enjoyed working with many renowned conductors such as Bychkov, Ludovic Morlot, James Judd, Sir Mark Elder and more.
As a keen chamber musician, Guo is a member of Asaka Quartet. In October 2021 the quartet were accepted onto the prestigious Frost Trust Advanced Specialist Strings Ensemble Training Scheme (A.S.S.E.T.) at the Academy where they are mentored by Martin Outram and members of the Doric Quartet. In 2022, they have won the Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize in academy.
Guo is currently graduated from Royal Academy of Music London, where she studied with Michael Foyle. She is a passionate baroque violinist at the same time, learning with Nicolette Moonen and Margaret Faultless, had collaborated with Rachel Podger, Lawrence Cummings, Bojan Čičić etc.
She is a Chamber Music Fellow with her quartet at Academy for 2022-2023.
Guo has previously learnt with Weimin Zheng and Lin Chang in Shanghai, and received guidances from Yo-yo Ma, Midori, James Ehnes, Nancy Zhou, Bin Huang, Liwei Qin and more.
Guo is playing on a Giuseppe Pedrazzini made in 1930.
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