About the Examiner
Dr Joanne Yeoh obtained a First Class Honours in her Degree from the University of Middlesex, United Kingdom in 1998. Upon completing her degree, she was awarded a Luther and Ernest Gaunt Scholarship for Strings to study at the University of Leeds. During her study there, she was also chosen to receive a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship, in association with British Council and the University of Leeds to pursue a Masters in Music Performance (MMUS) degree. Joanne completed her PhD studies with Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom in 2009, with a focus on music and consumer behaviour.
While studying in the United Kingdom, she had the privilege to participate in several seminars and masterclasses held by prominent musicians. In the summer of 1998, she participated in the Aberswyth Music Festival in Wales, the celebrated Edinburgh Summer Festival and the Aberdeen Music Festival in Scotland. She was also given the opportunity to play an active role with the Sorrel Quartet during the Leeds Annual Music Festival 1999.
Since returning to Malaysia, Joanne was selected to participate in the prestigious Asian Youth Orchestra for the year 2000, travelling to Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Korea and Hong Kong. In 2002, Joanne had the privilege to perform alongside Hong Kong superstar Jacky Cheung in his Music Odyssey Tour 2002/03 covering over 40 concerts around the world. The following year, Joanne was selected to perform with Taiwanese singer David Tao in his Soul Power Tour 2003. In 2008, Joanne was invited to play with another Hong Kong superstar, Alan Tam.
Among the awards Joanne has received include the Honouree for The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award for the category of Personal Improvement and Accomplishment 2004, Martell’s Rising Personality Award 2008 and National Academic Award 2012 for the category of Arts and Creativity. Joanne is also a fully accredited examiner for Trinity College London exam board, having travelled to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Asian continent since 2005. Presently, she lectures at the Music Department of Universiti Putra Malaysia.