Tzu-Jou (Zoi) Yeh Cellist
Cellist Tzu-Jou Yeh is a native of Taiwan and has had extensive performance and education experience in all areas of solo, chamber and orchestral music. She holds a Masters in Cello Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of renowned cellist Amit Peled. For her outstanding achievements in chamber music, she was awarded the Grace Claggett Ranney Prize in 2015. She has had masterclasses with artists such as Steven Isserlis, Paul Katz, Schmuel Magan, David Krieger, Karel Fiala, and Matt Haimovitz. A proponent of historical performance, she also studies the baroque cello with John Moran and has performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Baroque Band.
A graduate of the National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) under the tutelage of Chu-Chuan Liu, she was conferred the title of Premium Student for her outstanding performance in all subjects, and subsequently Excellent Grade in the Third Place in the Kaohsiung City Preliminary Contest Cello Solo and Excellent Grade in the National Student Competition of Music for the whole of Taiwan. Whilst there, she also earned a teaching certificate in Music Education and coached chamber music in high schools.
She is also passionate about sharing music with the community. She has been invited to perform chamber music with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the benefit concert series "If Music Be The Food" two years in a row, and is also a founding member of the Peabody Sinfonia which is dedicated to "bring healing and beauty to people in our Baltimore community." She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance at Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Tzu-Jou currently plays on a 1923 Orfeo Carletti on generous loan from the Chimei Museum Foundation.