A native of China, Xueao Yang began studying the violin at the age of four. At the age of twelve, she was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Xueao has served as guest Principal Second Violin at Regina Symphony Orchestra and as Concertmaster of the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra. She has also played as a substitute violinist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra . Xueao was a member of Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal at the Montréal Chamber Music Festival in 2021.
Xueao has participated in music festivals such as Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, Zodiac Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Brott Music Festival and the mentorship program of Orchestre Classique de Montréal. She has performed recitals and chamber music in China, USA, Japan, France and Canada.
Xueao received her Performance Certificate in violin from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as well as her Bachelor’s degree with outstanding achievement, and Master’s degree from McGill University’s Schulich School of music.
Xueao studied with Kevin Lawrence, Violaine Melançon, Denise Lupien and Felicia Moye.