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Violinist Chandler Yu has established herself as a multifaceted artist through her work with the intersectional and idiosyncratic. Classically trained, she has given solo recitals in Austria and throughout the US, and her performances in the past decade with festivals and orchestra tours have taken her around the world. With an interest in cross genres and contemporary classical music, she has worked with the ensemble Wild Up in 2015. She also more recently premiered electronic chamber works in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. As a firm believer in creating positive change, Chandler joined the LA Phil’s first hackathon in 2017 where she worked with engineers to devise proposals that escort classical music outside concert halls. Shortly after, she and her quartet colleagues were awarded Rice University’s Richter Grant. Their program of Mozart and jazz was admitted into the greater Houston regions, reaching a kaleidoscope of communities. Her desire to understand diverse groups and build cross cultural bridges inspired her to become involved with the non-profit organizations Street Symphony and UN Women LA in 2018. She curated a series of grass roots chamber concerts in Skid Row and Chino Hills, showcasing female empowerment to promote gender equity awareness. She also co-produced and premiered an experimental chamber opera based on Sylvia Townsend Warner’s feminist classic, Lolly Willowes. In the past year, Chandler has arranged, recorded, and produced tracks with creatives for television and music therapy purposes. During the pandemic, songwriting and sound collage sparked her imagination. She was invited to work with a friend and producer to create tracks that traverse acoustic and synthetic sound worlds, starting her on a path towards her own EP. Chandler is currently based in Los Angeles and in addition to music, she takes photos and writes poetry.

Chandler Yu

Violin

Los Angeles, CA