Violist Ah Ling Neu’s performing career has spanned several continents, including the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. An avid chamber musician, she is presently the violist of the renowned Cassatt String Quartet and was a member of the Ridge String Quartet and New York Philomusica. She was invited to the Marlboro Music Festival for four summers and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. She is presently a member of the North Country Chamber Players in New Hampshire and the Brooklyn Library Chamber Players. She has participated in festivals such as the Bridgehampton Festival, the White Mountain Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival and International Musician’s Seminar in Cornwall, England. Born in Japan of Chinese parents, Ah Ling started viola in the San Francisco public school system at the age of 13. She continued her studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Gennady Kleyman and Nobuko Imai at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. While she was finishing her studies at SFCM she served as an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony for three seasons. She performs frequently with several orchestras in the NYC area and is currently on the faculties of Columbia University and Williams College.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the mother of three lovely children, Lia, Eliza and Jason. She is happy to report that her days of chauffeuring her three children are over.