Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has earned worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Winner of the gold medal in San Antonio International Piano Competition, he has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and major venues across America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Most recently, he was praised by the New York Times in a “sensational” performance of Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall.
Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Mr. Yang studied first in the United Kingdom, and then in America with renowned Russian pianists, Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music and Boris Berman at Yale. Mr. Yang has also worked with eminent pianists Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Vera Gornostaeva, Hans Graf, Byron Janis, Lilian Kallir, and Murray
Perahia. Mr. Yangąs performances have been featured on NPR, PBS, ARTE (Association Relative ŕ la Télévision Européenne), and ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and on recordings by Ovation, Albany Records, Renegade Classics, and the Holland-America Music Society.
A dynamic chamber musician, Wei-Yi Yang is a frequent guest artist at festivals across the United States, from Norfolk to Napa Valley and abroad, including Germany, Serbia, Montenegro, and Mexico. Recent master classes and performances have brought Mr. Yang to Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Korea, among numerous countries. He has adjudicated at the Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition, the San Antonio International Piano Competition, and the Concert Artists Guild auditions. In 2004, Mr. Yang received his doctorate from Yale, where he joined the faculty in 2005.
Photography: W. Irwin @ IrwinPhoto.com
The Artist's Homepage: http://music.yale.edu/faculty/yang-wei-yi/
Violin & Piano Duos of the 20th century
by Janácek, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Ravel
Sarita Kwok, Violin - Wei-Yi Yang, Piano