David Yang
Viola

David Yang

Viola

bio

Described in the Strad magazine as “lithe and expressive” and recipient of an artist fellowship from the Independence Foundation awarded to exceptional artists, violist 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, storytelling, and composition. David has collaborated with members of the Avalon, Borromeo, Brentano, Miro, Muir, Tokyo, and Vermeer String Quartets and Trio Solisti, Cavatina, and Eroica Piano Trios, amongst others. As an active advocate of new music he has commissioned dozens of new works. 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 developed a residency program to foster the creation of new compositions by public school students. He was a member of the Ensemble Epomeo based in the United Kingdom. Their recording of trios by Gál and Krasa was “critic’s choice” in Gramophone Magazine and the Strad (“…a brilliant revelation…unforgettable….superb performance”). Their CD of trios  by Schnittke, Kurtag, and Penderecki received four of four stars from the London “Independent.”

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