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Jing Yang


Praised by New York Magazine as “ young but so accomplished...”, Chinese-born pianist Jing Yang has been recognized as a soloist, chamber musician and ensemble player by audiences worldwide. As a recitalist she has given solo recitals in many countries, including the US, China, Germany, Russia, France, Spain, Japan, and Taiwan. After her New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in 2006, Dr. Yang was invited to give a solo recital tour in Europe with stops in Valladolid, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin. In her homeland China, her recital tours have brought her to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Hangzhou, and other major cities in China. She has also been invited as special guest performer at Russian Embassy and Polish Consulate in Beijing. In 2010 she was invited as both a piano recitalist and lecturer to the Hangzhou Normal University and Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.In the summer of 2011 Dr. Yang gave a series of recitals on Wall Street, New York, as part of the Maiden Lane Concert Series organized by The Juilliard School and the New York Times.She has appeared as a soloist with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony in Japan, and DePaul Symphony Orchestra in Chicago Symphony Orchestra Center, New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in “Focus!” festival, and MSM Brass Ensemble in Borden Auditorium. In 2014, Dr. Yang performed as the soloist for the Opening Ceremony of Youth Olympic Games, representing the Americas.

As a chamber musician Dr. Yang has performed extensively with vocalists, strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Abrons Arts Center. She has toured with her Juilliard Piano Trio in major universities and music conservatories in China. As a guest lecturer at Rutgers University in 2009, Dr. Yang introduced contemporary chamber music featuring Erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument, followed by a recital. Besides the traditional repertoire, Dr. Yang has also been a frequent advocate of new music, working collaboratively with composers and new music ensembles from the United States, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and her homeland China.

As a winner of multiple international piano competitions, Dr. Yang has won first prize at the Munz Scholarship Competition at Manhattan School of Music, second prize at the Eastman International Piano Competition, and third prize in both the Beijing Piano Competition for Young Artists and the Chopin International Piano Competition in Taipei. She won the special prize in the St. Petersburg International Piano Competition, and fourth prize in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians. In 2005 she recorded demo CDs and DVDs for the National Piano Grading Examination hosted by Zhou Guangren in China.

Dr. Yang holds a bachelor's degree and a doctoral degree of musical arts from Manhattan School of Music. She received her master's degree at The Juilliard School.She has been appointed as the music director of Sephardic Academy of Manhattan in 2011-2015. Dr. Yang currently teaches at Extension Division of Mason Gross School at Rutgers University, and Manhattan School of Music Distant Learning Program. She also became staff pianist for the legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman’s program at Manhattan School of Music in 2017, and was since served as piano faculty at Zukerman’s Young Artist Program in Otawa, Canada. For more information, please visit:

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Video 12/18/2018: "Dazzling Strings” featuring Si-Yo Artists™Virgil Boutellis-Taft and Jing Yang

A passionate adventure of music written for violin and piano.

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Jing Yang