Yizilin Liang, from Ningbo, China, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2020 and studies viola with Roberto Díaz and Ed Gazouleas. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Liang is the Bernard M. Guth Fellow. Ms. Liang won first prize and special prize at the 2016 lnternational Viola Competition “Villa de Llanes” (Category B), subsequently performing three recitals in Spain. Other recent competition awards include the Paul Ayres prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition; honorary mention at the 2019 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition; first prize at the 2014 Hong Kong lnternational String Competition and at Shanghai Conservatory’s 2012 “Viva La Viola” festival; and gold prize in the Guangdong Province Ma Sicong Junior Violin Competition in 2012. Ms. Liang attended the Morningside Music Bridge from 2016 through 2019. In 2019 she appeared on National Public Radio’s From the Top. She gave a solo recital tour throughout China’s major cities in 2021. Before coming to Curtis, Ms. Liang studied at the music middle school affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Nian Liu and Xidi Shen. She began playing violin at age 4 and viola at age 9.