Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist in June
2007. She previously served as principal percussionist for the San Diego
Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007.
in Taipei, Taiwan, Cynthia Yeh received a bachelor of music performance degree
from the University of British Columbia and a master of music performance
degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan
Abel. She has received grants and awards from the Canada Council Grant for the
Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation
Award and Charles Owen Memorial Scholarship (1998).
has been featured as a soloist on Chicago’s WFMT program Live from Levin
Studio. She regularly performs with the CSO’s MusicNOW ensemble as well
as with various chamber ensembles throughout Chicago. She has given master
classes and clinics all over the United States and Canada, including the
Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Northwestern University, New
World Symphony, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, University of
Michigan and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In 2009, Yeh
served on the faculty at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and will
be judging the OSM Standard Life Competition in Montreal this fall.
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