A versatile clarinetist and champion of music from the past, present, and future, Dr. Ma has developed an international reputation as a virtuosic and prolific soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Ma was awarded first prize in the Northern Illinois University Concerto Competition and was a winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including Jiangsu Provence Entrepreneur Innovation Award, Wilbur Smith Clarinet Scholarship, Northern Illinois University Graduate Woodwind Quintet Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship and Shanghai Conservatory of Music People’s Academic Scholarship. Dr. Ma was featured as soloist on the Copland Concerto with the Northern Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and also performed as a soloist on the E-flat clarinet with the Clarinet Cornucopia Choir Ensemble. She has also appeared in concerts at festivals and societies, including the Stony Brook University Staller Center, the Yale Center for British Art, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Klangspuren Festival in Austria, the Clarinet Festival at Griffith University in Australia, the international Clarinet Festival in Beijing and Chongqing, Shanghai New Music Week, the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology in Taiwan and The 6th Shenyang Musical Cultural Exchange Between China and Foreign Countries. She has collaborated with distinguished artists and ensembles such as Andreas Ottensamer, David Shifrin, Alan Kay, Gil Kalish, members of the Emerson Quartet and the Tokyo Quartet. Dr. Ma was the second / E-flat and bass clarinetist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, appointed by Music Director Zuo-Huang Chen. In addition, she also performed as a guest clarinetist with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Contemporary Music Ensemble. Dr. Ma’s multifaceted career has taken her through the United States, China, Australia, Austria and Italy. Dr. Ma earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music, a Master of Music Degree from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Soochow University School of Music, an Uebel artist since 2019 and a Légère Artist. Her primary teachers include Gregory Barrett, Alan Kay, David Shifrin, Ran Tao and Zengmao Zhao.
Professore assistente per clarinetto all'Università di Soochow Music Academy, Cina.