Renee Qin is a young harpist currently in high school reside in West Vancouver. Classically trained with Piano since the age of four, and learned Chinese traditional harp - konghou by the age of nine, and later learned Flute and Harp. Renee is the principal harpist in Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, she is taking harp lessons with UBC professor and retired VSO principal harpist, Elizabeth Volpé Bligh.
As one of the highlighting concert with Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Renee has performed Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz along with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre. She also performed with UBC symphony Orchastra at the Chan Center.
Renee is a first prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition in 2018, and received a scholarship from West Coast Harp Society the same year. Convinced that Music is not only to be on stage, music should positively change people's lives, she volunteers as school head for Music Outreach Society since 2016. She has been performing in the community including senior centers and hospitals. During 2018, she held Harp workshops and solo recitals twice in different libraries in North Vancouver District, lectured and performed harp music, and received enthusiastic participation and applause from local audience.
Other than Music, Renee is active in sports including Volleyball and Tennis, she also enjoys photography and film making, she is currently president of sentinel photography club, her recent published work includes an introduction video for West Vancouver Youth Band in which she volunteers as a flutist since 2015. In addition, she is a student representative of "School Planning Council", where she attends bi-weekly meetings with faculty and school principal to jointly plan and improve the school environment and culture. Renee also serves as a member of the Youth Advisory Council of West Vancouver. During the "BC Youth Week" in May 2018, she received a Youth Appreciation Award presented by Mayor of the West Vancouver, Michael Smith.