Joyce Yang

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. She first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In the last decade, Ms. Yang has showcased her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and BBC Philharmonic, as well as the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and Sydney. She received the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant and earned her first Grammy nomination (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance) for her recording of Franck, Kurtág, Previn, and Schumann with violinist Augustin Hadelich. In solo recital, Ms. Yang has performed at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and Zurich’s Tonhalle. She has also collaborated with many renowned string quartets, such as the Guarinari, Takács, Emerson, Pacifica, and Alexander string quartets. Her wide-ranging discography includes the world premiere recording of Michael Torke’s Piano Concerto, created expressly for Ms. Yang and commissioned by the Albany Symphony. Ms. Yang appears in the film In the Heart of Music, a documentary about the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She is a Steinway artist.