Composer in Residence
Recent recipient of an artist fellowship from the Independence Foundation awarded to a small number of exceptional artists in the region, David Yang has been described as "a conduit for music;" the all-around renaissance man has forged a career that is a unique blend of performing, commissioning music, coaching chamber music, storytelling, and composition. David has been heard throughout North America and Europe in collaboration with members of the Borromeo, Brentano, Cassatt, Lark, Miro, Muir, Pro Arte and Tokyo String Quartets and Apple Hill Chamber Players, Trio Solisti, and Cavatina and Eroica Piano Trios. Concert highlights include performances of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in Canada and Wales along with recitals in Italy, the UK and throughout the Northeast USA. As an active advocate of new music he has premiered and commissioned dozens of works in the last few years. Currently Artistic Director of the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival and Director of Chamber Music at the University of Pennsylvania, in his role as leader of the storytelling music troupe Auricolae, he has developed a residency program to foster the creation of new compositions by public school students in Philadelphia. He is a member of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo based in the United Kingdom and records for Avie and New Focus labels.
You'll see the nation's finest chamber musicians in a close, intimate setting.
Natalie Zhu, Carriage House, 2011
Jon Deak, 2010