Violinist Gloria Yip is a highly sought after performer and teacher currently residing in Toronto. She served as a teaching assistant during her Masters degree studies at Indiana University and was a full scholarship student at the Glenn Gould School. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto. Ms. Yip was invited during the summer of 2016 as both a performer and teacher to the MasterArezzo Festival in Italy. She was also a teacher in the Fairview Violin Project and IU String Academy. She was a member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Indiana from 2014-2015. Ms. Yip also had the opportunity to perform with the Toronto Sinfonietta in 2007, as a finalist of their concerto competition. Ms. Yip has performed in masterclasses with Ilya Kaler, Cho-Liang Lin, Geoff Nuttall, Lina Bahn, Philippe Graffin, Gerard Poulet, Stanley Ritchie and Lewis Kaplan among others. She has also performed at the Bowdoin Music Festival, Orford Music Academy, and the Conservatoire Americain in Fontainebleau as a full scholarship student, where she was also awarded the first prize at the Prix Ravel competition with her string quartet. Other awards include the Dean’s Scholarship at Indiana University, a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Award at the Glenn Gould School. Ms. Yip also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in psychology and music. Her greatest mentors include Stefano Pagliani, Erika Raum, Mauricio Fuks, Paul Kantor and Timothy Ying.