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Yi-heng Yang

Yi-heng Yang

A native of New Jersey, pianist Yi-heng Yang has been  noted by The New York Times for “astonishing skill and vividness” and maintains a diverse range of musical activities, from performing on historical instruments to premiering works by living composers.

Recent recitals include performances at the Cobbe Collection UK, Sirakawa Gallery Japan, Trinity Lutheran Church NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe.

Ms. Yang was recently awarded first prize at the first Square Piano Competition of the “Amsterdam Virtuosi” Festival 2011. She was also winner of The Juilliard School's Mozart Piano Concerto Competition and the Haddonfield Symphony Concerto Competition, has been soloist with The New Juilliard Ensemble, the York Symphony Orchestra of Toronto, and The Juilliard Orchestra, in such venues as Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls.

She is a regular faculty member at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and has recently given guest lectures on period performance topics at schools such as The New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School.

Yi-heng recently completed her doctorate in piano performance at The Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald, and wrote a doctoral paper entitled “Performing Schumann’s Piano Music: Clues from The Clara Schumann School and Period Instruments.” In addition, she earned a Masters degree summa cum laude in fortepiano at the Amsterdam Conservatory, under the tutelage of renowned fortepianist Stanley Hoogland.

Yi-heng was a recipient of the Harvey Fellowship and the Huygens Grant. She currently resides in Manchester, UK with her husband, double bassist Max Zeugner.