Eastman School's Ying String Quartet Announce New 1st Violinist

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The Eastman School of Music-based Ying String Quartet has today announced 28 year old Robin Scott as their new 1st violinist – replacing Ayano Ninomiya, who will stand down from the ensemble after 5 seasons.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory and Indiana University, Robin is a former prize winner at the Menuhin, Klein and Stulberg International Violin Competitions – and has previously served as Concertmaster of the New York Classical Players and as Guest Principal Second Violin of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra.

“Robin is both an insightful, creative musician and top-shelf violinist, and we are thrilled to begin the next chapter of our quartet’s life with him,” Ying Quartet cellist, David Ying has said.

He will join siblings and founding members, cellist David Ying, violinist Janet Ying and violist Philip Ying and will in addition receive an appointment to the faulty of the Eastman School of Music – where the ensemble serve as the String-Quartet-in-Residence.