Cellist Tzu-Jou Yeh (Zoi) is a native of Taiwan. Her extensive performance and education experience encompass all areas of solo, chamber and orchestral music. Yeh is currently completing her Doctorate in Musical Arts for Cello at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Amit Peled. She holds a Master's in Cello Performance from the Peabody as well.
As an educator, Yeh has served as an InterPlay Resident Artist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, working with undergraduate music majors and coaching chamber music. Yeh is currently a Faculty Associate at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University teaching non-majors. Outside universities, Yeh continues to teach in community and private music schools, and is a member of the Suzuki Associate of the Americas.
Yeh was awarded the Grace Claggett Ranney Prize in 2015. In Taiwan, Yeh was awarded an Excellent Grade in the National Student Competition of Music and came in Third Place in the Kaohsiung City Preliminary Contest in Cello Solo. Yeh was also conferred the title of Premium Student during her time at the National Kaohsiung Normal University, where she studied under Chu-Chuan Liu. Yeh has taken master classes with artists including Steven Isserlis, Paul Katz, Schmuel Magan, David Krieger, Karel Fialia, and Matt Haimovitz. A proponent of historical performance, she studied baroque cello with John Moran.
Her career as a performer has taken her across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. For four years in a row, Yeh has been invited to play for the benefit concert series "If Music Be the Food" with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she performs as a soloist with the Baltimore Baroque Band. Outside the United States, Yeh's career brought her to Central America, and through East Asia where she's performed at venues such as Taiwan's National Concert Hall and Singapore's Esplanade.
Yeh is currently part of the Baltimore-based strings ensemble Mount Vernon Virtuosi. She is also the cellist in Trio Phoenix, where she performs at concerts and private events across the Asia-Pacific region.