About Cynthia Yeh
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. She is currently on faculty at DePaul University and the Aspen Music Festival. She has served on the faculty of the Pacific Music Festival, National Youth Orchestra-USA as well as the Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar. Ms Yeh has also served on the jury of the ARD international competition and the OSM competition.
As an active soloist, Ms Yeh performed recitals and concerti all over the US, Canda, Mexico, Colombia, Taiwan and Japan. She gave the US premier of Eternal Rhythm by Avner Dorman with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in October, 2019. Ms Yeh will be premiering a new percussion concerto by Jessie Montgomery in May, 2024.
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.
Photo Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018