Yi Wang is a prize winner in both Chinese National violin competition and Rudolf Lipizer International competition. After completing his undergraduate study at Beijing Central Conservatory with Prof. Zhilong, Wang, Yi travelled to London to continue his postgraduate course with the world renowned violinist and educator, Yfrah Neaman. He was awaeded the prestigious ‘concert recital Diploma-Premier Prix’ in 1994, and in 1995 was offered the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Welsh National Opera.
Yi came to Australia in 1997 to join the Australian Chamber Orchestra, from 2001-2007 he was Principal First Violin with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with whom he was also Acting Concertmaster. Yi is director and leader of Virtuosi Tasmania Chamber Orchestra and also led the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria on many occasions. Recently he moved to Melbourne to join Orchestra Victoria as Principal Violin.
As a soloist, Yi has performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Moldova Symphony and Chinese Youth Orchestra, and given recitals in London, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Weimar, Hobart, Suffolk (UK) and Hangzhou (China).
In recent years Yi has been involved in developing Chinese music education including participating in the Beijing Chamber Music Festival, giving masterclasses in Central Conservatory and Macau Conservatory, leading and directing the Chinese Youth Orchestra. He also teaches violin at both Melbourne and Monash Universities.