Xiaohui Yang | Carnegie Hall Debut

January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020 7:30 PM

Weill Recital Hall


Carnegie Hall

Event Type:

Carnegie Hall Debut


Performance Details

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"

SHULAMIT RAN Ballade (World Premiere)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

FAURÉ Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor

SAINT-SAËNS "En forme de valse" from Études for piano, Op. 52, No. 6

Artist Bio

Born: 1998 (Chaoyang, China)

Xiaohui Yang was a winner of the 2017 Naumburg International Piano Competition. She has been hailed by the press as a "tastefully polished musician" (Haaretz, Israel) and, "a magician of sound and virtuosity" (La Libre, Belgium). She has been featured in performances throughout four continents, including in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Seoul Arts Center.

Ms. Yang has been a soloist with ensembles including the Louisiana Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Curtis Symphony, Galveston Symphony and Poland's Capella Bydgostiensis. Solo and collaborative performances include recitals for Portland Piano International, Shriver Hall Concert Series (Baltimore), Union College Concert Series (Schenectady, NY), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Chicago) and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (Katonah, NY).

A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Yang has taken part in renowned North American festivals such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Banff and Taos, and has performed with luminaries such as Peter Wiley, Charles Neidich and Roberto Diaz. Ms. Yang has been invited to perform on tours with Ravinia's Steans Music Institute and Curtis on Tour at concert halls in the United States, Korea, and Greece.

Ms. Yang is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and was a recipient of the Festorazzi Prize for the best graduating piano student. She earned her master's degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald, and currently is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. Before moving to the United States, Ms. Yang studied at the Attached Music School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music with Danwen Wei, Xianwei Cheng and Rosemary Platt.

As part of her Naumburg prize, Ms. Yang received a commission, Ballade by Shulamit Ran, that received its world premiere on January 21, 2020 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

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