Le Yu

Born in China. Le has travelled around world as a soloist, chamber musician and Teacher. He has also enjoyed success in the competitions including Gold Medal at China National Percussion Competition; Winner of Italy International Percussion Competition; Winner of Yamaha European Scholarship Competition 2012.

Le has performed in front of the British Royal Family at the 60th Royal Over-seas League Competition Award Ceremony in London’s Southbank Centre, where he has won the first prize of mixed ensemble category with his Aurora Percussion Duo, they have also won the Park Lane Group Competition in Southbank Centre. The duo has been chosen by “Live Music Now” to deliver exciting projects to special educational needs across the UK. The Duo been invited to play at some of the best venues and festivals including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC In Tune, Newbury International Music Festival, Bridgewater Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Xi’an Concert Hall, RNCM Day of Percussion and many more.

As a concerto soloist, Le has premiered number of concertos including Keiko Abe ‘The Wave’ Marimba Concerto with RNCM Symphony Orchestra in the UK and Xi’an Symphony Orchestra in China. He has also worked as a concerto soloist with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers and China National Symphony Orchestra. Le performed live on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, BBC Manchester, European Television 4 and CCTV Music. Le was a Soloist of 2016 World Percussion Group giving Solo recitals, masterclasses and ensemble concerts across the USA.

Since 2016, Le is a jury member of China National Percussion Competition and Southern Percussion International Tuned Percussion Competition in London. He has been invited to give masterclasses at National Conservatory of Music Mexico, School of Arts Singapore, HongKong Academy for Performing Arts, China Central Conservatory of Music, ShenYang Conservatory of music, Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Eastern Illinois University, University of Texas San Antonio, Zhejiang Conservatory of music, Huddersfield University, Purcell School, Wells Cathedral School.

Currently Le is the Deputy Director of Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music and Marimba/Solo Percussion tutor at Chetham’s School of Music, he also holds two visiting professorship at Xi’an and Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China. In 2018 Le has been appointed as the Vice-President of China Youth

Percussion Group. He is a Yamaha Artist, Sabian Artist and a Signature Artist of Encore Mallet. Inc.