Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou rose to fame on the International concert scene when she unanimously won three prestigious International Violin Competition in France, Italy, and Spain (Long-Thibaud, Lipizer and Sarasate International Violin Competitions).
 
Since then, Hou has toured the world as a soloist with major orchestras in over 50 countries, collarborating with world-renowned Directors and Artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Spivakov, Marcello Viotti, Andreas Delfs, Marek Janowski, and Alain Trudel, together with the Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio-France, SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Cologne, Czech National Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Ottawa National Arts Centre Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony and Tokyo Philharmonic to name a few.
 
In November 2013 Hou realized a life-long dream, when she recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra as a tribute to an unique 300 year history of an outstanding 1735 ex-Fritz Kreisler Mary Portman Guarneri Del Gesu Violin.
 
Born into a musical family, Hou had music surrounding her all her life.  At five she gave her first public performance and at nine years, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto invited her as a scholarship student.  She went on to receive a scholarship to The Julliard School where she was a student of Dorothy DeLay, Naoko Tanaka and Cho-Liang Lin.