...The audience could not have been more satisfied with this debut concert of the Aroha Quartet....
(Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail)
Beiyi Xue - violin

Beiyi is originally from Shanghai and began studying the violin at the age of five. Graduating from the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1994 she rose to Principal First Violin and soloist with the Shanghai Symphony before moving to Australia in 2000 for further study. During her time at the Griffith University Australian Institute of Music she regularly played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Beiyi has been a permanent member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 2003. As an experienced chamber musician, she is also a founding member of the Aroha String Quartet, formed in 2004, which has quickly become one of the most sought after chamber groups in NZ. As well as playing great works of the symphonic repertoire she likes socialising with her fellow musicians and sharing fine food and wine, Beiyi has a passion for the outdoor life.