Final Forte: Yaoyao Chen
Clip: Special | 3m 14s
Yaoyao Chen, a finalist in the 2017 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a senior at Xavier High School in Appleton. Born in Zhanjiang, China, she came to America in 2013 to study violin with Dr. Wen-Lei Gu at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Yaoyao has performed solo with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra.
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