John Yuan is an accomplished and acclaimed string instrumentalist, music educator and conductor who has performed and taught in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Mr. Yuan’s concert engagements reflect his performance on several continents and appear as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and conductor. He started his full-time professional orchestra career as a violin and viola player in 1997, and he served many professional performing groups such as the New Mexico Philharmonic, Opera Southwest, San Juan Symphony, Roswell Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, TCU Symphony, UTA Symphony, SMU Symphony, CCBC Orchestra, Dallas String Quartet, Lukens Chamber Ensemble, Texas Elite Youth Chamber Orchestra and numerous orchestras, operas, and ballets in China.
Currently, Mr. Yuan serves as the String Instrument Department Chair and Violin, Viola and Cello instructor at New Mexico School of Music, and Artistic Director of Cleveland Colts Middle School Orchestra, Jackson Jaguars Middle School Orchestra. His teaching career that has spanned more than twenty years, and includes Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Hummingbird Music Camp, Dallas-Forth Worth Public and Private Schools, Elite Performing Arts Center, Rochester Academy of Music and Arts, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing Music School of Nationalities and Beijing Sun Symphony Orchestra.
As a Chinese-American, John is very interested in different cultures, ethnic groups, and minorities. He is an experienced project planner and organizer, and he collaborated with various organizations and companies to create cross-cultural festivals and projects. He is very much enjoying the city of Albuquerque and the Land of Enchantment.