Cynthia Yeh

Principal Percussion

Cynthia 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.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. 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.

As an active soloist, Ms Yeh performed with the Chicago Symphony,  the National Symphony of Taiwan, the National Orchestra of Mexico, the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Illinois Philharmonic.  Ms Yeh has been featured Chicago’s WFMT program Live from Levin Studio. She performs regularly with the CSO’s MusicNOW ensemble as well as various chamber ensembles throughout Chicago.

Ms Yeh is currently on faculty at DePaul University and the Aspen Music Festival. She has served on the faculty of the National Youth Orchestra-USA, Pacific Music Festival as well as the Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar.  

October 2018


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