Violinist Yuki MacQueen joined the Utah Symphony in June 2000. Previously a member of the Nashville Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, and Associate Concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony, she has also played with the National Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. A frequent substitute member of the Pittsburgh Symphony before her current position with the Utah Symphony, she participated in concert tours to Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Europe, Japan, Canada, and South America.
Ms. MacQueen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri Quartet and Jascha Brodsky. She received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York, studying with Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet, and chamber music with Jerome Lowenthal and Seymour Lipkin.
She has been a featured performer in the Nova Chamber Series, the Intermezzo Chamber Series, and the Westminster Chamber Series. She has been violin Adjunct Faculty at Westminster College since 2004.
In 2016, along with USUO cellist John Eckstein and BLUME Haiti President Janet Anthony, Ms. MacQueen cofounded the Haitian Orchestra Institute (HOI). This Institute gives the opportunity to 100 of the most advanced orchestral musicians from throughout Haiti to work with Musicians of the Utah Symphony. The intense week of lessons, sectionals and full orchestra rehearsals culminate in a concert with Maestro Fischer.
When she is not performing with the Utah Symphony, she enjoys playing chamber music, pampering her Cocker Spaniel, and traveling the world.