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William Yeh

Flute Faculty

Praised for his “astounding dexterity”(Sarasota Observer News), William Yeh is a master’s student at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University, under the tutelage of Leone Buyse. He received his bachelor's degree in music and minor in accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied with Denis Bouriakov. Additional mentors include Erin Bouriakov, Diana Morgan, and Darin Ishimatsu.

William held the 3rd flute/piccolo position of the American Youth Symphony and Young Musicians Foundation's Debut Orchestra, both pre-professional training orchestras in Los Angeles, for two seasons. He has attended the Sarasota Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival, where he was selected as a concerto competition finalist. William has worked alongside members of the Fort Worth Symphony as the flute fellow of the Conducting Institute's Lab Orchestra and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in multiple performances of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS for the centennial celebrations of Bernstein. While in Los Angeles, William participated in many recording sessions, including AANMI Los Angeles Ensemble's CD, "Transcendent", which was recorded at the Capitol Records Building. In 2014, he made his solo debut with the San Jose Youth Symphony and the Fremont High School Wind Ensemble. William was awarded honorable mention for UCLA’s All-Star concerto competition in 2017 and is a proud recipient of UCLA's Shera and Peter Falk/Lt. Columbo Memorial Scholarship.