MUSIC DIRECTOR - JILL YU
Jill Yu is a classical violin teacher in Southern California and has been a member of MTAC since 2005. Her students have regularly won numerous awards throughout the region and have passed the highest levels of the Certificate of Merit .
Jill Yu began her violin studies at the age of six in Taiwan. Shortly after that, she joined a Youth Orchestra which performed concerts and toured Taiwan annually.
In 1976 Jill came to the United States as a member of the Hwa-Mei Chamber Orchestra under the conductor Helen Quach. This orchestra, assigned by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, served as a good-will delegation in celebration of the American Bicentennial and had performed twenty-six concerts during the tour in the US continent.
Jill has been teaching violin since she was in college. After earning a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Tunghai University in 1982, she joined the Taipei Municipal Orchestra (currently, the National Symphony Orchestra) as a first violinist. To pursue further study in the art of violin, she studied under Alexander Treger and Yukiko Kamei at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1983.
Jill is also the instructor for the World Relief Chamber Orchestra, from 2006 to present, and has conducted relief benefit concerts through World Vision for children in Darfur, North Uganda, Miramar, Taiwan, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, and in the United States.
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR - WENDY LIU
Assistant conductor since 2017