Yin Bo is Principal Clarinet of the China National Symphony Orchestra and Deputy Secretary-General of the Society of Clarinet, China Musicians’ Association. He started his studies at the middle school of Xi’an Conservatory of Music in 1987, studying under Professor Yu Wang. Coming to Beijing in 1994 to study with Clarinet Professor Chunxiao TAO, Yin completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Orchestral Department of Central Conservatory of Music. As a result of his excellent performance at school, Yin was chosen as Principal Clarinet of the China Youth Orchestra, and he won a prize in the First National Chamber Music Competition for Winds & Brass in 1997. That same year, he held a recital concert in the concert hall of the Central Conservatory of Music and received great acclaim from the public.
In 1998, Yin joined the China National Symphony Orchestra. Over the years, he has toured with the CNSO to many cities in China and abroad, including Germany, England, USA, Austria, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Thailand, and Korea. Yin has collaborated with many world-famous artists at home and abroad, including Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Gil Shaham, Mischa Maisky and Jian Wang.
As a soloist, Yin was lauded for his performances with the China National Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, Richard Strauss’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon and other series of famous clarinet works. He has served as a jury member for significant music competitions in China.
In May 2008, Yin received the Award of Outstanding Youth from the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In January 2011, he came to Temple University in Philadelphia to study under Ricardo Morales. In January 2012, Yin returned to China and has held the Principal Clarinet position with China National Symphony Orchestra.