Yuan Ma is currently a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and a guest musician of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She began her career by studying violin and music theory at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and toured Germany at the age of sixteen with solo and chamber music performances in Cologne and Stuttgart. Recognized for her talent at the age of seventeen, Ms. Ma was given full scholarship to study her BA and BM at the Bard Conservatory of Music. She has since go on to perform solo and chamber music at many well-known music festivals including the Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and Alan Gilbert’s Music Masters Course Japan. As a chamber musician, Yuan has also performed at many renowned performance centers including Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Sosnoff Hall of Fisher Center in New York, Kioi Hall in Tokyo and Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama. In addition to her BA and BM degrees she earned at the Bard Conservatory of Music where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt, she was also awarded full scholarships to study her Masters degree at the Yale school of Music with Ani Kavafian. Most recently Ms. Ma earned her Artist Diploma with Weigang Li at the Cali School of Music, where she was the first violin of the Cali String Quartet and the concertmaster of the MSU symphony orchestra.