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Wei-Yi Yang performs Messiaen, Bach, and others on Horowitz Piano Series

March 6, 2009

yang_vThe Yale School of Music presents a Horowitz Piano Series recital by  pianist Wei-Yi Yang at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 30 in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. Yang, acclaimed by the Dallas Morning News for his “dazzling” performance with the Yale Philharmonia in Messiaen’s Turangalila at Carnegie Hall last December, will play Bach’s French Overture (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831, as well as a collection of birdsong-inspired music for piano by Janácek, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Couperin, Liszt, and Messiaen.

tixTickets are $10-$18 / students $5. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s new website, music.yale.edu, or call 203 432-4158.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang has concertized on four continents. A Gold medal winner of the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Mr. Yang has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Korea’s Kumho Art Hall, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Ireland’s Royal Dublin Society, and Sydney’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among many others. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Yang has performed with members of some of the world’s finest ensembles, including orchestras of New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, London, Sao Paulo, and Singapore. Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Mr. Yang was first educated in England, then at the Manhattan School of Music; he was awarded a doctorate by the Yale School of Music in 2004.  Mr. Yang’s recent festival appearances include Novi Sad (Serbia), Monterrey (Mexico), Kotor (Montenegro), Norfolk (Connecticut), Napa Valley and La Jolla (California).  Wei-Yi Yang joined the Yale faculty in 2005.

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS
Yale School of Music presents
Horowitz Piano Series

Wei-Yi Yang, Piano
Program: Bach: French Overture (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831; and a collection of birdsong-inspired music for piano by Janácek, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Couperin, Liszt, and Messiaen.
Date/time: Monday, March 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Venue: Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall
470 College Street, New Haven
Tickets: $10-$18 / students $5
Phone/web: 203 432-4158 • music.yale.edu

COMMENTS ( 1 )

Wei-Yi Yang is a very talented pianist. I’ve seen him perform twice now and his music is beautiful.

August 29th, 2009 | RyanTC