Yinzi Kong, violist and founding member of the Vega Quartet, received her early training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.  Ms. Kong enjoys an international career in both solo and chamber music performance and has over 25 years of experience in guiding young musicians to finding their own paths in music.

Since she made Atlanta her home in 2005 and started teaching in the area, Ms. Kong’s students have won principal positions in Georgia’s youth orchestras, including the GMEA All- State Orchestra and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and been accepted with scholarships into prestigious music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.