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Angelo Xiang Yu, violin, is a recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as first prize in the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin competition, and he has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity. He has appeared with many North American symphonies, and many abroad, including the New Zealand Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, and Auckland Philharmonia. In March 2017, Mr. Yu was chosen to be a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s The Bowers Program. Mr. Yu is also a frequent guest at summer music festivals in the U.S. and Europe. In the summer of 2019, he makes his debuts at the Aspen Music Festival and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and returns to Music @ Menlo and the Sarasota Music Festival, where he will open the festival playing the three Brahms sonatas with Jeffrey Kahane at the keyboard. Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of eleven and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as the prestigious artist diploma, at the New England Conservatory of Music where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. He joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory preparatory department in 2016. Mr. Yu resides in Boston and performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.

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