George Yu became a luthier after working nearly a decade as an engineer. He is a graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. Upon graduation, he apprenticed with the noted violin maker Ken Meyer in the greater Boston Area.
George was awarded Certificates of Merit for both Tone and Workmanship, for the violin he entered at the last VSA violinmaking competition in 2014. Another of his violins was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Tone at a previous VSA competition, in 2012. He has been a regular attendee of one or both of the VSA-Oberlin Violin Making and Violin Acoustics workshops since 2005.