Zhao Yingna currently holds the position of Principal Second Violin of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to coming to Hong Kong, Zhao has attended the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin where she received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. While in Germany, she was the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. In 2005, she was first appointed concertmaster and soloist of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, which collaborated with world-renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher Hogwood, Herbert Blomstedt, Ivan Fischer, and Mikhail Pletnev.
Zhao was a first prize winner of the International Violin Competition, “Andrea Postacchini” in Italy. She was also a winner of the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” of Hamburg, in recognition of which she was awarded a Carlo Giuseppe Testore violin from the German Music Instruments Foundation.