Xiaohui Yan is a dedicated and accomplished violin instructor, currently serving as an adjunct faculty member at Missouri Western State University. Her passion for music began at an early age, leading her to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China. Following this, she went on to earn a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Kansas in 2021. And she currently is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance and Graduate Certificate in viola performance at The University of Kansas.
In addition to her formal education, Xiaohui has participated in a range of further musical studies and masterclasses, including the Brevard Summer Music Institute and Festival in North Carolina, the Sewanee Music Festival in Tennessee, Vienna Music Performance Festival in Austria, Sacramento Youth Symphony chamber music workshop in California and the Guangdong-Zhuhai Music Festival in China. She has also had the privilege of studying under acclaimed musicians such as Geneva Lewis, Oleg Pokhanovski, Paul Neubauer, Kyle Armbrust, Charles Mutter, Nikki Chio, Hui Jin, Eszter Haffner and Ulysses String Quartet and more.
Xiaohui's professional experience is diverse and extensive. She has held positions as president of Asian Classical Music Initiative; a Music Festival Management Assistant and String Instructor at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and second violin of St. Lawrence Catholic art center string quartet, as well as a Teaching Assistant for the conservatory's music theory courses. Additionally, she has performed as a member of both the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra and the Tianjin Baroque Chamber Orchestra.
In recent years, Xiaohui has established herself as a sought-after performer, both as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles. She has participated in a number of prestigious events, including the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Topeka Symphony, Asian Classical Music Initiative International Conference, the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs conference and the Midwest Music Research Conference. In 2022, she served as the Co-Concertmaster of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and assistant viola principle at the University of Kansas orchestra.
Despite her impressive resume, Xiaohui remains humble and committed to sharing her passion for music with others. She has been teaching private lessons since 2015, helping to cultivate the talents of countless young musicians. Her dedication to her students and her craft is evident in everything she does, and she continues to inspire and motivate those around her.