JONATHAN YEOH, BASS
Jonathan Yeoh, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, is the newest member of the double bass section with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and is also the Assistant Principal Double Bass of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. He has performed with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Canadian Opera Company, while also being a previous fellow at the Music Academy of the West, winning the London Symphony Keston MAX Award in 2019.
He holds a Master’s in Double Bass Performance from Boston University with Edwin Barker, and holds a Bachelor’s of Music with distinction in Performance from the University of Calgary with Charles Garrett, previous Principal Bass of the Calgary Phil. Yeoh has also worked closely with David Allen Moore, Paul Ellison, François Rabbath, Ali Yazdanfar, and Theodore Chan. When not playing the double bass, Yeoh is a voracious eater, and can often be found exercising and powerlifting to justify that habit.