Duan Yu Ling

Section Violin

Born in Chengdu, China, Duan Yu Ling studied the violin at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from the age of 11. She went on to attend the University of Southern California on a full scholarship, under the guidance of Professor Alice Schoenfeld.

While in the US she performed with the likes of Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostropovich, Elmer Bernstein and Vladimir Spivakov. In 2000 she won first prize from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Fund for Excellence in Diversity. Yu Ling joined the SSO after graduating. Besides music, she also enjoys travelling and discovering foods from around the world.