YeYe Xu joined the Royal Philharmonic Society in February 2018. She read Law with European Legal Studies at King's College London and the University of Strasbourg, graduating with Upper Second-Class Honours and the Routledge Criminology Prize in 2017. During her degree, she worked as freelance Communications Officer at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She currently leads Nevis Ensemble, Scotland's Street Orchestra, which completed a landmark tour of over 70 performances in Summer 2018.
YeYe was principal violin of NYO for two years, performing Beethoven 9 as part of the RPS Bicentenery Celebrations in 2013. She led the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at the BBC Proms in 2016 and has been concertmaster of the University of Strasbourg Symphony Orchestra, Ricciotti Ensemble and the Metropole Academy Orkest among others. YeYe has also mentored at NYO Inspire and NYOS, and was the only British volunteer tutor at El Sistema France (Alsace).
In her spare time, YeYe likes to read, write and learn foreign languages.