Biography: Yunhong Chi, Clarinetist

Yunhong ChiClarinetist Yunhong Chi has performed across Asia, US and Europe. Born in Xi’an, China, she started taking piano lessons at the age of 4, and clarinet lessons at the age of 7. Ms. Chi moved to the United States as a teenager to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy. After graduating from Interlochen, she received her BM and MM degrees at the Peabody Institute of Music. Yunhong Chi has participated in the Sarasota Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre Summer Music Academy, Marrowstone Summer Music Festival as Teaching Assistant, and the Asian Youth Festival Orchestra of Hong Kong. Her teachers have included Steven Barta, Nathan Williams, and Zheng Chi. During her studies, Ms. Chi won 3rd place in the China National Clarinet Competition in Beijing, and Peabody Institute’s Sidney Jensen Memorial Woodwind Prize, Cosimo C. Abato Clarinet Scholarship and the “Martha and William Bill” Memorial Prize in Woodwinds.

She has received a professional study certificate diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Franklin Cohen, and as a concerto competition winner, performed the Debussy Rapsodie with the CIM orchestra in the Spring of 2011. Currently she is pursuing a doctor degree in clarinet performance, and employed as a teaching assistant at Michigan State University.