Yvette began playing violin at the age of 8 and later went on to study music at the University of Glasgow. There she received tuition on both violin and viola, focussing on the latter as her principal study. Yvette graduated with a first class honours degree in music (BMus) and was awarded the Muriel Thorne Hague Memorial Prize for achieving the greatest distinction in class work and in performance on a musical instrument. After graduating Yvette continued to study privately.
As a freelance violist she is regularly engaged in a variety of work be it chamber, orchestral or community performance. Outside the realms of classical music she has recorded for television, and played with a variety of musicians such as singer songwriters, electronic composers and Scottish folk musicians. Through her varied work she has performed throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe.
Alongside her performing work Yvette also teaches upper strings part time at Ardvreck School.