Amy J. Yang
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as "a magnificent artist and poet", pianist Amy Yang is a seasoned performer and collaborator. In the exciting 2011-12 season, she played seventy concerts including performing a debut with the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra, a tour in Spain, two world premieres by Ezra Laderman and Caroline Shaw at Yale and Princeton Universities, and concerts across the U.S. in spaces such as Merkin Hall, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Kravis Center. Upcoming concerts include solo, chamber, and orchestral engagements in the U.S., Europe, and China with highlights that include recitals at Weill Recital Hall, on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society series, residencies at SUNY University, Washington and Lee University, and New Hampshire Music Festival, and debuts with the Shenyang Conservatory Orchestra in Schumann's Piano Concerto and Mansfield Symphony and Chorus in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. This summer, she will return to Music in May and Newburyport Festivals and at the Curtis Institute of Music, she will continue to serve as Program Director and faculty for the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis Summerfest.
Ms. Yang has concertized throughout the United States, Turkey, Spain, Poland, and China. First prize winner of competitions including the International Corpus Christi Young Artists' Competition and the Kosciuszko National Chopin Piano Competition, she has soloed with the Houston Symphony, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, and Richardson Symphony, among others.
Ms. Yang has collaborated with such artists as Richard Goode, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Ida and Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, Tara O'Connor, Miriam Fried, Philip Setzer, Fred Sherry, Paul Neubauer, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Kim Kashkashian. She has toured with Musicians from Ravinia and Curtis on Tour. Festival appearances include Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Prussia Cove Masterclasses, Verbier Academy, Music Academy of the West, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, and Olympic Music Festival.
She is the founder of The Schumann Project, a special series of concerts to present Schumann's major solo piano, chamber, and vocal works. 2012 saw the release of a new album of chamber music with clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester (iTinerant Records, Spain).
Ms. Yang is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Yale School of Music, where she received the Parisot Prize for an Outstanding Pianist as well as the Alumni Association Prize. Her principal teachers are Timothy Hester, Claude Frank, Robert McDonald, and Peter Frankl. She's currently working as a chamber music coach within the Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Artists' Initiative.
Ms. Yang joined the Curtis Institute of Music as staff accompanist in 2011 and will serve as co-artistic director of the Young Artist Summer Program as part of Curtis Summerfest 2013.