Jess Gillam

Yi-Ann Yeung was born in Malaysia and started playing the cello from the age of four. She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Young Voices and is currently a music scholar at Wellington College where she recently passed her ARSM Diploma with Distinction.

From a young age, Yi-Ann has entertained residents in care homes and geriatric wards in the Royal Berkshire Hospital with her cello playing while fundraising for charities such as West Berkshire Homeless. She has also featured numerous times at the Hungerford for Arts concerts and has been involved in community efforts to promote music interest, where she gave talks and performed on her cello in schools. This contribution to her community earned Yi-Ann the Newbury Young Persons Civic Award in 2019. A regular participant in the Woodley, Wantage, Ascot, Basingstoke and Bristol music festivals, Yi-Ann’s competition successes include becoming the overall winner of the LVS Ascot Music Festival and the Wantage Music Festival, as well as winning many overall strings awards with outstanding marks.