Associate Principal Second Violin
Cherry Choi Tung Yeung, from Hong Kong, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2019 and studied violin with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt; she also studied viola with Steven Tenenbom. Ms. Yeung is a Jack Wolgin Fellow.
Ms. Yeung has performed with the New York Philharmonic; Hong Kong Academy, New World, and Princeton Symphony Orchestras; Symphony in C; and the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Ms. Yeung served as Concertmaster of The Juilliard School Orchestra and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra where she was awarded the loan of a fine Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin. Ms. Yeung led the orchestra in the 2020 edition of “Curtis on Tour” and performed in world-renowned venues including Carnegie Hall.
Before graduating with a master’s degree, Ms. Yeung won her first orchestra job at the age of 21. Ms. Yeung has won numerous prizes including first prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, prompting engagements with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini di Pesaro in Italy. Her other competition awards include second prize of the Juilliard Violin Concerto Competition, winner of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concerto Competition for two consecutive years, second prize of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, and first prize of the Hong Kong Youth String Competition. In 2018 she was named a New York Philharmonic Global Academy Zarin Mehta Fellow. Ms. Yeung recently won the position of Associate Principal Second Violin of the San Diego Symphony and will be performing at the Marlboro Music Festival in summer 2022.