The first Asian musician ever appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as the longest-serving clarinetist in its history, John Yeh joined the CSO in June of 1977, having been appointed solo bass clarinet of the Orchestra at the age of 19. Recently, he performed as guest principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic in Korea. A prizewinner at both the 1982 Munich International Music Competition and the 1985 Naumburg Clarinet Competition in New York, Yeh continues to solo with orchestras around the globe.