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 with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, McGill Chamber Orchestra and National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Xueao has attended many music festivals include Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, Zodiac Music Festival in France, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the prestigious Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. Xueao was a recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Scholarship, HP Robert Fung scholarship Bill&Judy Watson scholarship and Williamson Music Foundation. Xueao received her Performance Certificate in violin at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from McGill University with outstanding achievement in violin. She has studies with Kevin Lawrence, Violaine Melançon, Felicia Moye and Denise Lupien.
Besides the violin, Xueao enjoys yoga, cooking, coffee time with book and playing with her cats, Storm and Billy.