ao Jue was born in Shanghai, China, and is the only violinist to be included in the 1995 book "China's Famous Females" published by the International Women's Congress in Beijing. Her photo graces the cover with the caption "Jue Yao's playing shows that the Chinese have reached a world class level in music making." Ms. Yao was awarded a full scholarship by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to continue her violin studies with Zaven Melikian. Later she graduated from the Juilliard School in New York where she studied under Dorothy DeLay. Music critics since then have universally employed phrases such as, "technically impressive and intensely moving", "impeccable technique", “captivating", "poetic", "stylish" and "lustrous" to describe her performance. Ms. Yao's professional career has been punctuated by widely acclaimed performances throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. In a relatively short period of time Ms. Yao has performed numerous concerts and at music festivals world-wide and has also appeared on radio and television both in China and the United States, including national “live” telecast concerts in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Ms. Yao made her New York recital debut before a standing room only audience at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1993. She has performed in numerous international festivals and major concert halls. They include The Ravinia Music Festival, The Aspen Music Festival, The Yachats Music Festival; The Avery Fisher Hall, The Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theater and The Tchaikovsky Hall. Orchestras with which she has performed in concert are: Brooklyn Philharmonic; Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra; Russia Philharmonic Orchestra; Honolulu Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra; Suk Chamber Orchestra; National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba; Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Little Orchestra Society of New York; Central Philharmonic of China; China National Symphony Orchestra; China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra; Radio Orchestra of Shanghai; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Shanghai Philharmonic; Shanghai Chinese Orchestra; Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. In 2000, Ms. Yao was the featured soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra on their concert tour of Mexico. Her expanding discography includes many classic works of the Chinese repertoire. Her most popular compact disc, Butterfly Lovers Violin Concert, with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra was also filmed as an MTV music video. Up to now, Ms. Yao has released total of 9 CD & DVD solo albums.