Yu Zhao Gu -Beloved Violinist- Funeral & Expenses

Yu Zhao Gu, beloved violinist, tragically passed away during our final concert of our season Saturday night doing what he loved, performing music alongside his wife, Ying Zhao.  A dedicated member of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) family, Yu and Ying have been playing with the symphony for well over a decade and as regular members of the Galveston, Corpus Christi, Lake Charles, and Victoria symphonies.  The first to say hello at rehearsal, Yu could always be counted on to greet you with a smile and a word of encouragement.

The passing of Yu is devastating for our orchestra and all those he has touched, as we truly are a family.  We would like to come together in support of Ying to help cover these exorbitant and unexpected medical bills, funeral costs, and countless other expenses.    While no amount of money will help ease this loss, we hope to at least be able to give Ying peace of mind that she is not alone and her musical family and community are here for her during her time of need.

Thank you for your support honoring Yu.



  • Beth Graham 
    • $20 
    • 15 mos
  • April Montgomery 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Paul Worosello 
    • $20 
    • 15 mos
  • Jeannette Truxillo 
    • $25 
    • 15 mos
  • Mindy Zhang 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ben Grube 
Houston, TX
Ying Zhao 
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