Cynthia Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as principal percussionist in 2007. She previously served as principal percussionist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, 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 performance degree from Temple University, Philadelphia.
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. This is her third appearance at PMF since 2009.