"Qing Guo, top concert violinist, ...... a volcano with the violin, ...... with breathtaking virtuosity and mastery."
"Silken violin tones ...... clear powerful playing ...... full of passion ...... Qing Guo's delicate and gentle nature belies the power, clarity and spirit of playing." --- Rhein-Zeitung (Germany)
"An impressively natural manner ...... a rather delicate sound, yet rich in nuance, remain the hallmarks of Qing's playing."
Concert violinist Qing Guo, born in Nanjing, China, began to study the violin from the age of three with her father Guo-Guang Guo, a violin professor at the Nanjing College of Arts. She started to give public performances at the age of seven. From 1987, She often took lessons with Professor Yao-Ji Lin. In 1990, she won first prize in the Senior Section of the Fourth China National Violin Competition.
In April 1991, Qing won the top prize at the Fifth Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in UK. Soon after, she went to London to study with Professor Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was awarded the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma.
In 1993, her highly acclaimed duo debut with her brother Chang Guo at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London was praised by the Strad Magazine " ...... duo were caught to perfection". In the same year she won first prize at the Yfrah Neaman International Violin Competition in Germany where her playing was praised in the press for its "interpretative intensity".
In March 1995, Qing played Mendelssohn Concerto with Guildhall Chamber Orchestra at Barbican hall and Bishopsgate Hall in London, as part of celebration of Carl Flesch's century anniversary. In the same month, she won Emily Anderson Prize of the Royal Philharmonic Society in London. Throughout her time in England, she has been generously supported by the Laura Ashley Foundation and the British Council.
In 1997, Qing came to Rochester New York to study with Professor Zvi Zeitlin at Eastman School of Music, where she received her MM Degree, and was awarded the prominent Performer's Certificate.
Qing has given concerts as a soloist and recitalist in numerous countries in Europe, Asia and North America. She has appeared at the most prestigious concert halls, such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Barbican Hall, the Bishopsgate Hall and the Beijing Music Hall. Qing has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Central Symphony Orchestra of China, the City of London Sinfonia, Mainz Chamber Orchestra, Guildhall Chamber Orchestra, International Strings, among many others. And performed with conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin, Han Zhong-jie.
She has also been invited as a guest artist in the Llangollen International Music Festival and Gregynog Festival in Wales; the Jacques Offenbach International Festival in Germany; the Savoy Music Festival in France, as well as performing in the Schott Verlag --- one of the world's oldest and most famous publishers for music in Germany. Her performances have been broadcast by TV and Radio in China, United Kingdom and Germany.
Because of her outstanding achievements in music, Qing has been selected into the 1992 Outstanding Figures of China, a yearbook issued by the Chinese Government.