John Bruce Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977, the first Asian musician ever appointed to the CSO and now the longest-serving clarinetist in CSO history. A prize winner at both the 1982 Munich International Competition and the 1985 Naumburg Competition in New York, Yeh continues to solo with orchestras around the globe. An enthusiastic champion of new music, John Bruce Yeh is the dedicatee of new works for clarinet by numerous composers, ranging from Ralph Shapey to John Williams. His more than a dozen solo and chamber music recordings have earned worldwide critical acclaim. Recently released by Naxos is a disc titled “Synergy,” of single and double concertos with clarinet featuring John, his wife, clarinetist Teresa Reilly, and his percussionist daughter Molly Yeh. Yeh is director of Chicago Pro Musica, which received the Grammy Award in 1986 as Best New Classical Artist. John is on the artist-faculties of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College for the Performing Arts and Midwest Young Artists in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He is the proud father of Jenna Yeh, 28, a culinary artist and wine-specialist in Chicago; Molly Yeh, 25, a percussionist and journalist in Minnesota; and the 8-year old Mia Reilly-Yeh.

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