Amy Yang, pianist

Hailed by The Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who [steals] the show…with effortless finesse”, Amy Yang is a seasoned soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Recent engagements include collaborations with Dover Quartet and Jasper String Quartet, Patricia Kopatchinskaya and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, soloing with Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata at UNAM, National Youth Orchestra of USA, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Penn Symphony Orchestra, participating in the Mitsuko Uchida Workshop at Carnegie Hall, and returning to Weill Recital Hall, Phillips Collection, Schneider Concert Series, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Upcoming engagements include recitals with Roberto Díaz and Berlin-based Amelia Piano Trio, of which she is the pianist, at Piano Salon Christofori and Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, and performances at Ojai, Berkeley and Aldeburgh Festivals with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Anthony Romaniuk, members of Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and participating in a world premiere by composer Michael Hersch.

Major engagements include soloing with Houston Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, and Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra; collaborating with Aizuri, Amphion, and members of Daedalus Quartets; premiering music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Avner Dorman, Ezra Laderman, Paul Wiancko, and Hua Yang (her Father); and appearing at Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Prussia Cove, Verbier Academy, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Chelsea Music Festival, to name a few. She has been heard on radio programs like WQXR- and KUHF-FM

Founder of the Schumann Project, she will lecture on Schumann’s late piano works, presented by Philadelphia Music Teachers’ Association in 2018. A debut solo CD of Bach, Caroline Shaw, and Schumann; and three CDs with Tessa Lark, Itamar Zorman (BIS Records), and solo works by Ezra Laderman (Albany Records), respectively, are expected for 2018 release.

She serves as Chamber Music Mentor at Curtis Institute of Music and Chamber Music Coach at The University of Pennsylvania. At Curtis Summerfest, she is the Program Director and faculty for its Young Artist Summer Program and faculty for the Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults program.

Her musical lineage comes from the teachings of Timothy Hester, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Robert McDonald and from collaborating with luminaries like Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Guarneri String Quartet members, Ida Kavafian, Miriam Fried, David Shifrin, Kim Kashkashian, Roberto Díaz, Marina Puccinini, Daniel Druckman, Joseph Lin, and countless others. She is an alumna of Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and Yale School of Music, where she received the Parisot Award for an Outstanding Pianist and Alumni Association Prize. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Jon, and loves to draw, paint, and learn.