Mo Yi was born in China. She received her first violin lessons at the age of five from Prof. Teng Maolung. From 1992 she studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Prof. Lin Yaoji. In 1996 she graduated with Honors, qualifying for Bachelors Degree. In 1999 she graduated again with Honors, qualifying for Masters Degree.
1995 „Best Student in Beijing“
1996 she was awarded the “Chinese Ministery of Culture Prize”.
Since 2000 she has been a scholarship student of the “Deutscher
Akademischer Austauschdienst” (DAAD) at the “Musikhochschule Lübeck" (Prof. Nora Chastain).
Simultaneously she began studying baroque performance practice (Prof. Gert von Bülow, Rostock) and baroque violin (Prof. Gottfried von der Goltz, Hochschule für Musik Würzburg). These studies were supplemented by international chamber-music masterclasses with Walter Levin, Rainer Kussmaul among other, and, in the field of early music, courses with Reinhard Goebel, Glen Wilson, Mary Utiger and Menno van Delft.
Mo Yi has been a prize winner at several competitions including:
2002 Sponsorship award at the Possehl Music Prize Competition in Lübeck
2003 1st prize and audience award with the duo „Yi Hsuan“ at the 16th Major Sponsorship Award of the Munich Concert Society
2004 Grand prize at the 8th Early Music Meeting at the Berlin Museum of Musical Instruments
2005 2nd prize at the International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg
2009 2nd prize with the Quintilian Trio at the International Music
Competition Maria Canals of Barcelona
2009 3rd prize at the Fourth Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition in Vienna
Mo Yi has appeared as soloist and as chambermusician in many cities in China, Russia, Ukraine and Europe. She has made numerous radio and television recordings for the national media of her home country, including the premiere of the Violin Concerto of Ma Sicong and works by Situ Huacheng.
Recordings for North German Broadacasting Company “NDR”, Radio Bavaria and Broadacasting Companys in Netherlands and Denmark.
1999 to 2000 Lecture at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, China.
2003 to 2004 Lecture Violin und Baroqueviolin in the Musikhochschule
2004 to 2014 Lecture at the University of Arts, Berlin (UDK), Germany.
Since 2013 Lecture at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg,
Since 2014 Professor at the University of Arts, Berlin, Germany.
Master classes in Europe Israel and Asia.