Yang Zheng Yi
Associate Principal Double Bass
Born in Shanghai, Yang Zheng Yi started learning the violin at the age of four, and switched to the double bass when he was nine. He spent six years in the Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under Cao Jian and was promptly offered a scholarship from ABRSM to study at the Royal College of Music in London under Neil Tarlton and Enno Senft. Before joining the SSO in July 2006, Zheng Yi has worked with Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra (Manchester), London Symphony Orchestra, and was invited to join the international tours of the orchestras of UBS Verbier Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Pacific Music Festival. He is currently also an Academic Associate at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore. Aside from playing music, Zheng Yi is also good at making models of ships and tanks something he picked up when he was six.