Master of Orchestra Musician (Bassoon),
Hochschule fuer Musik Saarbrüecken, Germany
Bassoonist Zhao Ying Xue hails from Zhengzhou province in China, who has spent four years at the Hochschule fuer Musik Saarbrüecken under the tutelage of Professor Marc Englelhardt. She has played with the Saar-lor-lux Orchestra, the Festival Orchestra der Bachakademie Stuttgart, the German Youth Philharmonic, Staatsorchestra Rheinische Philharmonic as well as the Staatsorchestra Opera.
In 2006, she joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) as Second Bassoon and has been the Assistant Principal Contrabassoon since 2007.
When Ying Xue is not practising or rehearsing, she hangs out at cafes such as Gloria Jeans for a cup of coffee or tea. She believes in keeping fit and exercising, and has taken up yoga recently.