Tek Yi graduated from the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK with a Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance in 2018. He studied under the tutelage of Nathaniel Vallois and Nic Fallowfield. Prior to studying in England he was a leading light with the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra and toured with them to Hong Kong. In the UK he participated in masterclasses with Edward Pople, Kevin Lefohn, Bartosz Woroch and Tamsim Waley-Cohen.
Tek Yi took up jazz violin as his second study at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire during his final year under the guidance of visiting tutor Rebecca Nash.