Zhou Yi (周懿), hailed by the Washington Post for her "breathtaking" meticulous technique and expressiveness, is a Shanghai-born pipa and qin soloist. She was discovered by a Chinese instrumentalist talent scout at the age of five and went on to graduate from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music before relocating to New York. As a concert soloist, some of her career highlights include Tan Dun’s Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany; a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic; Bun-Ching Lam’s Sudden Thunder with the Sinfonieorchester Münster; and Zuqiang Wu’s Sisters of the Grassland with the Ohio Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has also made guest appearances in notable operatic and festival productions, including Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber at San Francisco Opera, Huang Ruo’s Paradise Interrupted at Lincoln Center Festival, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen at Santa Fe Opera.