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BM University of British Columbia
MM Temple University
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 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 has served on the faculty of the National Youth Orchestra-USA, Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival as well as the Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar. Cynthia has also given master classes and clinics all over the United States and Canada, including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, New World Symphony, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory and New York University.