Canadian violinist Maureen Yuen has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Norway, and Italy. She has also performed with the Victoria Symphony, Wichita Symphony and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. During the summers, she is on the faculties of the Schlern International Music Festival in the Italian Alps, Music/Meadows/and Mountains in Washington and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado. Balancing her busy performance schedule, Ms. Yuen is a string adjudicator with Kiwanis Music Festivals in Canada and a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Ms. Yuen joined the faculty of the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2004 and maintains a full studio there of promising violinists.
Ms. Yuen graduated from the University of British Columbia at the age of 21 with a Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance. Her primary teachers were Andrew Dawes, Nancy Di Novo and Gerald Stanick. She has also worked with members of the Emerson, Fine Arts, Oxford, St. Lawrence, and Tokyo string quartets. She is also a member of the Bellingham Festival Orchestra, whose recordings can often be heard on National Public Radios Performance Today.
Active in chamber music collaborations and coachings, she was a founding member of the English Bay String Quartet which has toured throughout North America and the Caribbean. Along with her role as Artist/Faculty at the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, she is also one of the Chamber Music Coaches for the Festival.
Ms. Yuen was formerly on the faculty at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA as Instructor of Violin and Viola. Her active schedule also includes solo and chamber music recitals and master classes throughout North America, including recent appearances at Western Illinois University, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Brock University, University of Buffalo, Cleveland State University, Ohio University, Northern Ohio University and the University of Minnesota at Duluth.