VISUAL ARTIST: AMY YANG
Pianist and visual artist Amy Yang created the featured artwork behind the 2019 season of DCMF. The art features many of the composers performed during the festival.
Praised by the Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse,” pianist Amy Yang has collaborated with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Richard Goode, Ida Kavafian, Roberto Díaz, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Anne-Marie McDermott, and countless others; members of the Guarneri String Quartet and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; and the Dover, Jasper, and Aizuri string quartets. She has appeared as a soloist with the Houston, Newport and Tuscaloosa symphony orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Corpus Christi Symphony and Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata de la UNAM; and has participated in the Mitsuko Uchida Carnegie Hall Workshop.
Ms. Yang has premiered music by Caroline Shaw, Avner Dorman, Michael Hersch, Ezra Laderman, Paul Wiancko, and her father, composer Hua Yang. She has appeared in such prestigious venues as the Marlboro, Ravinia, Chelsea, Aldeburgh, Bravo! Vail and Ojai music festivals; Verbier Academy; Cal Performances; and Chamber Music Northwest. Her discography includes a CD with violinist Itamar Zorman (BIS), a CD with clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester (Itinerant Records) and 2019 expects the release of her debut solo disc, a recording with violinist Tessa Lark, and a recording of solo works by Ezra Laderman (Albany).
Ms. Yang is a chamber music faculty at Curtis Institute of Music and is the program director and piano faculty of the Curtis Summerfest Young Artist Summer Program. She is also a chamber music coach at the University of Pennsylvania and a teaching affiliate at Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges. She is an alumna of Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and Yale School of Music, where she received the Parisot Award for an Outstanding Pianist and Alumni Association Prize. She lives happily in Philadelphia with her husband and son. www.amyjyang.com