MyungJu Yeo

Flute Teacher

MyungJu Yeo

SAA Member

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Bay Area-based flutist, MyungJu Yeo, has performed and taught across the United States, Europe, and Asia for more than 15 years. Her varied performance career includes appearances in a variety of roles performing repertoire spanning centuries. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Yeo has recently performed as principal flute of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra; toured Germany with the Bachakademie Stuttgart Orchestra under Helmuth Rilling and the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra; and performed for two seasons as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where she served as principal flute and worked closely with conductors include Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jaap van Zweden, and Sir Mark Elder, among others. Ms. Yeo has also appeared as soloist and chamber musician in performances in Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and Korea, and across the United States. She has also appeared as soloist with the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra in Dresden.

Ms. Yeo has participated in nearly all of the world’s most prestigious international competitions for music, including the Munich ARD International Music Competition (Germany), the Carl Nielson International Music Competition (Denmark), and the Prague Spring International Music Competition (Czech Republic), and was selected as one of only twelve semi-finalists in the latter two. In addition, she has won numerous national music competitions in Korea and was a prize winner in the 1st Residenzwettwerb Competition and the International Summer Academy “Allegro vivo” Competition, both in Austria.

Ms. Yeo began musical studies in her native South Korea and attended the Busan High School of Arts. At the age of 17, she relocated to Vienna, Austria to study at the renowned Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with highest honors as a student of Hansgeorg Schmeiser, principal flute of the Vienna Volksopera. Ms. Yeo also pursued graduate studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she worked with Sophie Cherrier and Vincent Lucas, and has participated in master classes with luminary artists such as Peter-Lukas Graf, Paul Meisen, Pierre Yves Artaud, Emily Beynon and Philippe Bernold.

Ms. Yeo maintains a private studio in Redwood City, Mountain View, Fremont and Dublin and is currently accepting new students.