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Yin Bo

Principal Clarinet, China National Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Yin Bo is Principal Clarinet of the China National Symphony Orchestra and Deputy Secretary-General of the Society of Clarinet, China Musicians’ Association.

Yin Bo started his studies at the middle school of Xi’an Conservatory of Music in 1987, studying under Professor Yu Wang. During this period, he had made great progress in clarinet performance, which led to his continuous achievements in his career as a clarinetist.

Coming to Beijing in 1994 to study with Clarinet Professor Chunxiao TAO, Yin completed his Bachelor Degree at the Orchestral Department of Central Conservatory of Music. Due to his excellent performance at school, Yin was chosen as the Principal Clarinet of the China Youth Orchestra and won prize in the First National Chamber Music Competition for Winds & Brass in 1997. November the same year, he successfully held a recital concert in the concert hall of the Central Conservatory of Music and received great acclaim from the public.

In 1998, Yin joined the China National Symphony Orchestra. Over the years, he has toured with the CNSO to many cities in China and abroad. These countries include Germany, England, USA, Austria, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Thailand, Korea and among the others. His outstanding performances won critical praise from many conductors he had worked with. Yin has collaborated with many world famous artists home and abroad, which includes Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Instrumentalists Mutter, Gil Shaham, Mischa Maisky and Jian Wang.

As a soloist, Yin was lauded for his performances with the China National Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, Richard Strauss’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon and a series of famous clarinet works. Yin has also been a jury member for the significant music competitions in China.

In May 2008, Yin received the Award of Outstanding Youth from the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In January 2011, Yin came to Temple University in Philadelphia to study under Ricardo Morales. In January 2012 Yin returned to China and has held the principal clarinet position with China National Symphony Orchestra.

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