YeYe Xu read LLB Law with European Legal Studies at King's College London and the University of Strasbourg, graduating in 2017 with Upper Second-Class Honours and the Routledge Criminology Prize.
During her studies she continued pursuing her love for music, performing and teaching in the UK and abroad. As principal violin of NYO for two years, she performed Beethoven 9 as part of the RPS Bicentenery Celebrations in 2013.
She led the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at the BBC Proms 2016 and has led various other orchestras including KCL, Strasbourg University, Ricciotti Ensemble and the Metropole Academy Orkest. She has also mentored at NYO Inspire and NYOS and was the only British volunteer tutor at El Sistema France (Alsace).
Originally from Edinburgh, she attended St Mary's Music School, studying violin with Gina McCormack and Claire Telford and piano with Richard Beauchamp and Margaret Wakeford. She was freelance Communications Officer at NYO before joining the RPS in February 2018.
In her spare time she reads, writes and plays music whenever and wherever she can. She is currently leader of Nevis Ensemble, Scotland's first ever street orchestra.
DID YOU KNOW?
Voting for the RPS Gold Medal is still carried out using the original 19th century yes/no voting box.