The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Preston Yeo

Preston Yeo is a British violinist and prize-winner, receiving international audience acclaim for his powerfully imaginative and captivating performances. He has held a teaching post at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and the position of Concertmaster in the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra since 2022.
Picking up the violin aged four, he became one of the youngest-ever pupils to be accepted at The Purcell School just three years later. He continued his training at the Royal Academy of Music with Professors Remus Azoitei and Joshua Fisher, fully supported by charitable trusts and scholarships. He attained multiple prizes during his studentship and upon graduating in 2022, Preston was additionally awarded the prestigious DipRAM for an outstanding final recital and was further appointed as a Meaker Fellow.
Preston has given recitals as a soloist and chamber musician at the Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Royal Festival Hall, and other venues around the UK, Italy, and Romania. As a passionate collaborator, he enjoys giving world-premieres of new compositions and has commissioned works for the violin, piano, and orchestra. In 2019, he was selected for the RAM Frost Trust’s ‘ASSET’ Scheme, culminating in a string quartet tour in Italy, in addition to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) String Experience Scheme. He has also worked in side-by-side initiatives with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech Philharmonic. Having had the pleasure of attending the renowned IMS Prussia Cove Seminars twice in 2023, he was mentored by Gerhard Schulz of the Alban Berg Quartett, and took part in the ‘Music by the Sea’ IMS Outreach programme. Other masterclass opportunities have been with: James Ehnes, Alina Ibragimova, Chloë Hanslip, Lawrence Power, and Tasmin Little.
Preston currently plays a Giovanni Grancino c.1700 violin, generously on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.