Yinuo Mu is Principal Harpist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. A dynamic, intuitive performer, she has won numerous music awards and solo competitions including Grand Prize at the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and American Harp Society’s Ann Adams Award, and has performed at many prestigious festivals including Tanglewood Music Festival, SpoletaUSA, and Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
As an orchestral harpist, she has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Florida Grand Opera as well as many leading state symphony and opera orchestras in Australia.
Recent performance highlights include performing at the BBC Proms and at music festivals at Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Germany and Copenhagen as part of the MSO’s 2014 European Tour, Melbourne Ring Cycle with Opera Australia in 2013 and the Malthouse Theatre’s award-winning production of The Bloody Chamber.
Yinuo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music (USA), and Master of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Boston University School of Fine Arts. Her teachers have included Yolanda Kondonassis, Ann Hobson Pilot, Joan Holland, Alice Chalifoux and Xavier de Maistre.