YeYe Xu joined the Royal Philharmonic Society in February 2018 as an intern and was offered a full-time position in May. Previously, 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 studies she also worked as freelance Communications Officer at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
As a violinist, YeYe loves performing and teaching all kinds of music. She 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 mentored at NYO Inspire and NYOS, and was the only British volunteer tutor at El Sistema France (Alsace). She leads Nevis Ensemble, Scotland's street orchestra, which completed its landmark inaugural tour of over 70 performances across the country in August 2018, and takes on freelance work in London whenever she can.
Originally from Edinburgh, YeYe attended St Mary's Music School, studying violin with Gina McCormack and Claire Telford, and piano with Richard Beauchamp and Margaret Wakeford. In her spare time, she likes to read, write and keep up her foreign languages.