Two Ylas

Imagine discovering that you are not the only person in the world with your first name. For most of us, that’s not difficult to imagine at all. However, for the SFO’s principal soloist, Yla Steven, it came as bit of a shock. Yla’s name –...

Yla Steven – SFO Soloist

Yla Steven was born in Edinburgh. Her unusual Christian name is simply the old spelling of Glen Isla in Perthshire, where she had a home in early years. Learning the violin She began learning the violin in Edinburgh, at the age of seven, continued her studies in...