About Yao Jue
Ms. Yao founded the "Yao Jue Music Academy" and the "Hong Kong Children’s Chamber Orchestra” in 2002. She also founded the “Hong Kong String Orchestra” in 2013. She is also the first Chinese musician to be received by President Castro of Cuba. Ms. Yao was awarded the “Outstanding Violinist Rado Timeless Award” in 2002, the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong" and “Most Charismatic Award” in 2004, the “Ten Most Successful Women” in 2005, the “Outstanding Women Professionals Award” in 2008 and the “Outstanding Women of the Year” in 2012.
Ms. Yao served on the International Jury Panel for the Montblanc Arts Patronage Award in 2003. She also served as the University Artist of the University of Hong Kong from 2008 to 2010 and was appointed the Artist-in-Residence of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2014 to 2015.
In 2008, Ms. Yao became a Committee member of China Overseas Friendship Association. She also serves as the council member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (Shanghai Committee), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Artistic Advisor of Opera Hong Kong and a member of the programme committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society.
In 2013, she was nominated as the Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong. From 2000 to 2006, she served as a council member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as well as the Chairlady of the Academic Affairs Committee while from 2005 to 2010, she was a council member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
IIn 2015, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s University Fellowship is conferred upon Ms. Yao. She is also appointed the Council member of Chinese Musicians Association.
Ms. Yao plays a 1713 Stradivarius violin.