Ye Yu graduated from and subsequently taught at the Sichuan Conservatory in China. He then moved to the United States to study for his DMA at the University of Minnesota with John Miller, principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra. Mr. Yu has performed in many professional orchestras throughout the eastern and midwestern United States, including the Minnesota Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and communities orchestras around the Twin Cities. As soloist, he has performed bassoon concertos with the Northeast Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. Ye Yu owns a local double reed business, Golden Bamboo.