After her appearance at the Richard Strauss Festival 2010, the Garmisch Partenkirchner Tagblatt of 14 June wrote: “His Royal Highness Duke Franz of Bavaria revealed that at the opening ceremony of the Festival it was the ‘wonderful violinist’ Yamei Yu that he enjoyed the most.”
The Passauer Neue Presse wrote on 29 June 2010: “The first half presented the storyteller Scheherazade, as evoked by Rimsky Korsakov, brilliantly brought to life by the solo violinist Yamei Yu.”
The Süddeutsche Zeitung of 21 July 2009 described a sonata recital with Wolfram Rieger in the Allerheiligen Hofkirche, Munich: “…Yamei Yu has cultivated a very clear, soft, unaffected tone which renounces any trace of sentimentality yet can ‘sing’ perfectly.”
The Bonner Generalanzeiger in July 2003, describing a concert (Mozart’s concerto K211 and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy) at the Brühl Festival, wrote: “Yamei Yu captivated her audience with her highly sensitive playing, in which even the most unobtrusive trills became little gems. It was also fascinating to witness how effortlessly she navigated the pitfalls of Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy.”
Die Welt, Munich, on 14 October 2001 printed a photograph of Yamei Yu with the caption “Munich’s new leading violinist”.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich of 2 October 2001 described Yamei Yu as “happiness in a safe haven”.
The Berliner Morgenpost of 2 June 2001, reviewing the two Bartók Rhapsodies at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, wrote of “…the exquisite and vivacious violinist Yamei Yu”.
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, on 4 December 1999, describing the first performance of Siegfried Mathus’s Capriccio, wrote: “Yamei Yu completely mastered the solo part, which seemed as if tailor made for her.”
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, on 20 September 1997, wrote: “In Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, right from the first movement with its abundant double stopping, Yamei Yu provoked thunderous applause.”