Yijia Cui is a third year scholarship student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she studies under Thomas Martin and Anthony Alcock. Whilst at RBC she has participated in masterclasses with Giuseppe Ettore, Lorraine Campet, Davide Botto and Edward Francis-Smith. She enjoys playing solo and chamber music but has long term ambitions to become and orchestral double bassist. The loan of a professional level instrument from Cherbuim will help take her playing to the next level.
In addition to her studies Yijia is also on the production team for String Virtuoso, an online educational platform for double bassists. As well as delivering String Virtuoso interviews, she has worked alongside the professionals by helping them plan and deliver content for the masterclass videos.