Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Los Angeles, Yeh pursued premedical studies at UCLA, where he also won the Frank Sinatra Musical Performance Award. He entered the Juilliard School of Music in 1975 and attended music schools in Aspen, Marlboro, and Tanglewood. He cites Harold Wright, Ray Still, Marcel Moyse, Allan Dennis, and Mehli Mehta as influential mentors.
He is director of Chicago Pro Musica, which received the Grammy Award in 1986 for Best New Classical Artist. He frequently pla... Read More
"John Bruce Yeh...is part of a new generation of clarinetists who are making a persuasive case for the instrument as a star. With Yeh, the clarinet sings a beautiful tune...makes for exciting virtuosity...and commands the stage" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer