Cellist and UCSB alumna Karen Yeh ‘15 recently appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show with Christina Aguilera in a performance of “Loyal Brave True” from Disney’s Mulan. Yeh, who recorded songs by Harry Gregson-Williams for the movie’s soundtrack, performed as part of a string quartet, alongside musicians performing on traditional Asian instruments such as the guzheng (Chinese plucked string instrument) and taiko (Japanese ceremonial drums). Watch the video here.
A live action remake of Disney’s original 1998 film, the new film was directed by Niki Caro and stars Yifei Liu as Mulan. Initially set to release on March 27, the film will be released at a later date, to be announced by Disney.
Based in Los Angeles, Yeh has appeared in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has played in venues ranging from symphony appearances in Carnegie Hall to sold-out pop concerts at the Dolby Theatre. She is a recording artist for the motion picture industry and can be heard in the new Charlie’s Angels, It: Chapter 2, and Bad Boys For Life soundtracks.
Yeh received a Master of Music in Cello from UC Santa Barbara in 2015, where she studied with Jacob Braun and Jennifer Kloetzel.
Learn more at karenyeh.net.
Photo by Jei Romanes
March 19, 2020 - 3:37pm