Yinuo Mu has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2013. 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. Yinuo has appeared as a soloist on a number of occasions, and will perform the premiere of Melody Eötvös' new work for harp and orchestra in November 2022.
Prior to joining the MSO, Yinuo served as principal harpist of the Florida Grand Opera. She has also worked as guest harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and the NCPA orchestra in Beijing. In Australia, she has played as guest principal harpist with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Tasmania Symphony Orchestra.
Yinuo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music (USA), a Master of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Boston University School of Fine Arts.
Q. What is your favourite piece of music?
Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Q. What is your fondest MSO memory?
Playing at the BBC proms in 2014. The atmosphere was just electrifying.
Q. What is something audiences may not know about you?
I lived in a dormitory for 11 years, from age 10 to 21. I am very happy to live in my own house now, with no more communal bathroom and shower!