Yu-Ming (Andrew)

Artist Bio

Yu-Ming (Andrew) Ma, violin

Taiwanese violinist Yu-Ming (Andrew) Ma began his musical studies at the age of five. As a soloist, he has performed concerti with a variety of orchestras. Highlights include Chausson’s Poème with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with the SiungSong Orchestra and Maestro Wen-Pin Chien in Taiwan. Ma’s chamber music festival experience includes the Encore and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festivals. In February 2020, he participated in the Tongyeong International Music Festival in Tongyeong Korea as a guest artist at the invitation of noted violinist Jinjoo Cho. During the course of his musical training, Ma’s teachers have included Todor Pelev, Ivan Zenaty, Jinjoo Cho, Jan Sloman, and Jaime Laredo. Ma holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University studying under the tutelage of Paul Kantor.