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Ms. Yiyi



"Embrace the journey of lifelong learning, for knowledge is the key to unlocking your true potential."

- Yiyi


Yiyi Hsu is a young and emerging violinist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of British Columbia - School of Music and will be completing the Artist Diploma in 2024. She was a student of David Gillham for the past several years, studying both violin and chamber music.


Yiyi is an avid chamber and orchestral musician. She has served as concertmaster of the UBC Symphony Orchestra on several occasions. Most notably, she was appointed as concertmaster for the 2023 UBC Symphony Orchestra tour in Germany. She is a member of the Somerset Quartet, the quartet in residency at the UBC School of Music. In addition, Yiyi has played with Vetta Chamber Music, Inspired at the Chan, Symphony 21, Surrey City Orchestra, Music on Main and Vancouver Westcoast Music Society. She was a participant at The Domaine Forget Music Festival and Academy in Charlevoix, Quebec, the Hammelburg Violin Academy in Germany, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute and the UBC Orchestra Festival. As a teacher, she has been teaching for four years now. 

Musical Education and highlights

  • Bachelor of Music, Performance, UBC

  • Artist Diploma (2024)

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2020 and 2019 Harry and Marjorie Anne Slim Memorial Scholarship in Music (UBC).

  • 2018 Erich Wagner Memorial Scholarship (UBC).

  • 2017 Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music (UBC).

  • 2017 British Columbia Government Scholarship.

  • ARCT Violin Performance and Piano Performance


  • English

  • Mandarin 

Rates and Policies


    • 30 minute private lesson 

    • 45 minute private lesson 

    • 60 minute private lesson

    • Travel Charge​


Lessons canceled within 24 hours without a valid reason will be charged. This does not apply to travel fees unless the notice is given at the door and the teachers have traveled to the location. ​


A maximum of three make-up lessons are permitted and can be rescheduled each school year (Sept - June) due to illness or emergency. Students need to notify the school and the teacher two weeks in advance if going on a vacation or extended absence to avoid extra charges. The vacation policy does not apply during summer breaks. 


Students can try out two lessons to see if it is a great fit. We value teachers' valuable time and effort, so there will not be a free trial lesson, it will be charged. After the two trial lessons, all policies start getting effect and students will be billed.

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