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Joyce Yang

Joyce Yang, piano
Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post), Steinway artist Joyce Yang captivates with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians.
 
The youngest 2005 Cliburn contestant at 19, she also took home the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work.
 
She has performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Sydney, and Toronto symphony orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the BBC Philharmonic (among many others), working with such distinguished conductors as Edo de Waart, Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Manfred Honeck, Jacques Lacombe, Leonard Slatkin, David Robertson, Bramwell Tovey, Peter Oundjian, and Jaap van Zweden. In recital, Yang has taken the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Chicago’s Symphony Hall; and Zurich’s Tonhalle.
 
Highlights of Yang’s 2016/2017 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and San Diego Symphony, recitals in Anchorage, Beverly Hills, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Seattle and concerts with violinist Augustin Hadelich, in Dallas, New York City, Saint Paul, San Francisco and more. The 2016/2017 season also includes a performance at Chamber Music International in Dallas with the Alexander String Quartet, with whom she recorded the Brahms and Schumann Piano Quintets, a collaboration with Hadelich for Avie Records and the world premiere recording of Michael Torke’s Piano Concerto, created expressly for her, commissioned by the Albany Symphony. She also appeared as orchestral soloist across the nation and a number of summer festivals.

Recent season highlights include Yang’s debuts with New Jersey Symphony, Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Cambridge International Piano Series, Montreal with I Musici de Montréal with Jean-Marie Zeitouni, and Pittsburgh Symphony, playing Schumann’s Concerto and multiple returns to the New York Philharmonic. She concluded a five-year Rachmaninoff cycle with de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony and joined the Takács Quartet for Dvorak in at Lincoln Center.
 
In 2014, Yang released three albums. Gramophone praised “Collage“(2011, Avie Records) as “imaginative programming” and “beautifully atmospheric playing.” Yang appears in the film “In the Heart of Music”, a documentary about the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
 

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