The world that forever accompanies the music – goes hand in hand – a world full of feeling, breaking the bounds of culture, beyond thought.
Sally Ann Yeh is an artist whose own world spans cultures from east to west. Her quest is to find a universal voice, to express the spirit of the music she plays and bring it closer to the hearts of her listeners.
Sally Ann Yeh (Violin) is half english and half chinese but spent her youth in England. At the age of seven she began to play the violin and soon after decided to become a professional violinist.
Sally Ann began her violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Kenneth Sillito, but they eventually took her all over the world, to Cologne with Igor Ozim, to New York with Hiroko Yajima (Mannes College of Music) and Oleh Krysa (Manhattan School of Music) and to the present day where she works regularly with leading violin pedagogue, Hrachya Harutyunian.
There have been many influences in Sally Ann‘s life to date, but a recurring theme is the renowned Russian school of violin playing, which is a great model. She has spent time studying the teaching of violin to children in Russia as well as attending masterclasses in America (The Moscow Conservatory in America) where she was encouraged by Igor Bezrodny and Mikhail Vosskresensky, and France (Festival semaines musicales de Tours) where she came under the formidable influence of Maya Glezarova.
The other, overriding influence in Sally Ann’s life is the individual spiritual journey that is life itself, the continual challenge of using dream and imagination to build a life of creativity and fulfillment.
Following a period of orchestral playing in the United Kingdom during which time she played with, amongst others, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestera, Sally Ann moved to Switzerland, which has now been her home for many years.
In Switzerland Sally Ann has found the structures based on a long tradition of classical music which have enabled her to begin living her life playing concerts to appreciative audiences who love music. She has played in and organised various chamber music festivals, organised masterclasses, and regularly gives concerts with duo partners Tiffany Butt (piano) and Han Jonkers (guitar).