Violist Yitong Guo has appeared as a soloist at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal, New York’s
Lincoln Center, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Beijing’s
National Centre for the Performing Arts, among others. Yitong had the honor of
performing solo works by J. S. Bach and G. Ligeti for the Royal Family of the
Netherlands, including the King Willem-Alexander and the former Queen Beatrix. He
has also recorded for the American National Public Radio and China Radio International.
Mr. Guo is also a passionate chamber musician and has collaborated with Hagen Quartett,
Juilliard Quartet, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Natasha Brofsky, Rohan De
Yitong Guo has been invited to participate in Yellow Barn Festival, International
Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, Ravinia Festival etc. Yitong has played in the
masterclass for Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, Antoine
Tamestit, among others. In addition, he has received the chamber music instruction from
Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett), Kazuhide Isomura (Tokyo Quartet) and Samuel
Rhodes (Juilliard Quartet). Yitong Guo has won Silver Medal at the 44th Hudson Valley
Philharmonic International String Competition and the First Prize at the 8th Great Wall
Yitong is currently pursuing Master of Art degree at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
and he is also studying at Barenboim–Said Akademie Berlin in its prestigious Artist
Diploma Program. After having attended the Middle School of the Central Conservatory
of Music in Beijing, Guo went on to earn his Bachelor of Music degree on full
scholarship from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers and mentors include Thomas
Riebl, Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec, and Wilfried Strehle.
Yitong Guo is playing a modern viola made by Bernd Hiller, which is on a generous loan
from Prof. Thomas Riebl.