Cynthia Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal percussion in June 2007. She previously served as principal percussion of the San Diego Symphony from 2004 to 2007.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Yeh received a bachelor of music performance degree from the University of British Columbia and a master of music per-formance degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan Abel.
As a soloist, Yeh has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the National Symphony of Taiwan, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. The percussionist also has been featured on WFMT–FM in Chicago on Live from WFMT from the LevinStudio. She regularly performs on the CSO’s MusicNOW series as well as with various chamber ensembles throughout Chicago.
Cynthia Yeh is a member of the faculty at DePaul University and the Aspen Music Festival. She has served on the faculty of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America; the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; and the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar.