Graduated from the Eastman School of Music and began a two-year residency in Jesup, Iowa, under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Top prizewinner in the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award.
Appointed Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the Eastman School of Music.
Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance for appearing on “Golijov:Yiddishbuk” (EMI)
Winner of a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album for “4+Four” (Telarc) with the Turtle Island String Quartet.
Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance for “Tchaikovsky: Three String Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence” (Telarc).
Ayano Ninomiya joins the Ying Quartet as first violin.
Grammy nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz-Chamber Music Vol. 2”(ArtistShare), a collaboration with Billy Childs and the Chamber Jazz Ensemble.