Violin Concert by Qi Cao Sun Oct 25

3 to 4 p.m. in the Garden
The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY) presents a concert by violinist Qi Cao of the Yale School of Music. Qi Cao will present a series of pieces on aspects of love from friendship to patriotism to amorous encounters to spiritual love scored by the greatest composers of musical history. The concert is free but attendees should

In case of rain, the concert will be held at an alternate location. All registrants will be notified by e-mail if the rain location will be used.

Qi Cao is a second year master's student at the Yale School of Music, studying with Hyo Kang. She was the winner of the senior violin category and the overall grand prize winner in CT- American Strings Teaching Association Music Competition and the first prize winner of the artist category in the National Piano and Violin Competition in Singapore. In the Gisborne music Competition in New Zealand, she was awarded a special prize, "International String Player Award". In July 2007, at the Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute in Washington D.C, she won the Concerto Competition and performed Paganini's Violin Concerto No.1 with the SMI Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Miss Cao has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and fellowships including the Round Top International Summer Music Festival, Italy Lyrics Academy, Toronto Music Academy, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, the Australia Summer Orchestra Institute, the National D.C Kennedy Centre/NSO Summer Institute, the Cleveland Encore Strings Summer Institute and Chautauqua Music Festival. She was chosen as an exchange student to the Peabody Institute, John Hopkins University in the U.S and awarded the Dean's List. Miss Cao has been awarded the Student Achievement Award for Arts and Culture, Artist Development Award by the National University of Singapore and she has also made the Dean's List four times and graduated with first class honors.

Miss Cao is a very active soloist, chamber and orchestra player, and teacher who has been performing and teaching extensively in the United States, Australia, Japan, China and Singapore. She was chosen as a freelancer of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Singapore Festival Orchestra.