Qi Ming, violin, was born in Canton, China. She was educated at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio. She came to Houston to study at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and in 1993 won a position in the violin section of the Houston Symphony. In 1998, she was named assistant concertmaster, a post she holds today. Ming has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, both in the United States and in her native country of China.