Hailed by The New York Concert Review as "a magnificent artist and poet", pianist Amy Yang is a seasoned soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. In the exciting last season, she played over fifty concerts including making debuts on series like the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Music at the Phillips in Washington, D.C., Music at the Institute in New York City, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Curtis On Tour at the Kennedy Center, Van Cliburn Tribute at the Nasher Museum’s Soundings Series in Ft. Worth, collaborating with the ensemble A Far Cry and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Sembrich Museum Series. Upcoming concerts include debuts with the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Orchestra, recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller University, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, and at The Kennedy Center.
On the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest programs, she serves as Program Director and piano faculty for its Young Artist Summer Program, and continues to serve as piano faculty for the Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults program. Regularly during the school year, she works at Curtis as a Chamber Music Mentor. She recently joined the faculty at The University of Pennsylvania as a chamber music coach. As a juror, she has judged the Bravura Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Temple University Concerto Competition, the New Jersey Music Teacher’s Association Masterclass Competition, and will be on the panel for the Toronto Piano Competition.
An experienced performer, Ms. Yang has concertized in many major halls in the United States and abroad in 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, Great Hall Chamber Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony, Shenyang Conservatory Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, among others.
Passionate about chamber music, she has collaborated with extraordinary artists and toured with Musicians from Ravinia and Curtis on Tour. Festival appearances include Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Prussia Cove Masterclasses, Verbier Academy, Chamber Music Northwest, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Music from Angel Fire, and numerous others. An advocate for new music, she has given world premieres of music by Ezra Laderman and the latest Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.
She is the founder of The Schumann Project, a special series of concerts to present Schumann’s major solo piano and chamber works over the next decade. Her discography includes an album of chamber music with clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester (iTinerant Records, Spain), an upcoming release of Ezra Laderman’s Piano Sonata No. 5 (Albany Records, NY), and a debut solo album in the works.
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. In her spare times, she enjoys drawing, painting, reading psychology, art history, and neuroscience texts.