In June 2005, at 19 years of age, Joyce Yang was awarded the silver medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The prize package included $20,000, three years of US concert engagements, and a CD recording on the Harmonia Mundi USA label. The youngest of the Cliburn Competition’s participants, she was the recipient of both the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music, as well as the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work. Ms. Yang has since appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center, the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival, the Aspen Symphony, and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. In November 2006, Ms. Yang made her New York Philharmonic debut with Lorin Maazel in Avery Fisher Hall. Her 2006–07 season also included engagements with the symphonies of Houston, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Colorado, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, and Orlando, as well as numerous recitals throughout North America and in Europe, including appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Washington Performing Arts Society.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Yang is featured in In the Heart of Music, the film documentary about the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Her debut disc, distributed by Harmonia Mundi USA, includes live performances of works by Bach, Liszt, Scarlatti, and the Australian composer Carl Vine.
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