Violinist Yuri Kye is an active orchestral performer, chamber musician, and educator based in Oakland, CA. She is a member of the Sarasota Opera in Florida where she has served as acting principal violinist during the previous season, and performs regularly with many of the orchestras in the Bay Area and beyond, including the Reno Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic, Santa Cruz Symphony, Monterey Symphony, and more.
An avid chamber musician, Yuri performs with her chamber ensemble Alden Trio, a classical piano trio performing standard literature, and previously was active as lead-violinist of the Elevate Ensemble for three seasons and continues to collaborate throughout the Bay Area in chamber music concerts and outreach/audience engagement initiatives. Active as a crossover artist, Yuri has performed with the likes of Michael Buble, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tony! Toni! Tone!, and Two Cellos, has appeared onstage at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Super Bowl 50, the San Francisco Bi-Centennial Celebrations, and most recently has been recorded on the soundtrack of the 2019 Emmy-award winning graphic novel “Wolf in the Walls”.
Yuri is a passionate educator who maintains a thriving studio of violin and viola students in Oakland and San Francisco Peninsula/Fremont and currently serves as the string clinician at Los Gatos High School. She has also coached the Young People's Symphony Orchestra and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and visits and performs at local schools through the Berkeley Symphony’s education & outreach program.