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Joyce Yang, pianist, came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant at nineteen years old, she also took home the awards for Best Performance of Chamber Music and of a New Work. In 2010 Ms. Yang received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and BBC Philharmonic, among many others, and has appeared in recital at New York’s Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and Zurich’s Tonhalle. Highlights of Yang’s 2016–17 season include her debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and San Diego Symphony, a return to the Pacific Symphony, solo recitals across North America, and concerts with her frequent duo partner, violinist Augustin Hadelich. An AMFS alumna, Ms. Yang was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1986 and received her first piano lesson from her aunt at age four. In 1997 she began studies at the Juilliard pre-college division, and at age twelve she performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ms. Yang appears in the film In the Heart of Music, a documentary about the 2005 Cliburn Competition. 

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