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Pianist Wei-Yi Yang to perform Chopin and Scriabin

September 23, 2009

yang_vThe dynamic pianist Wei-Yi Yang, who won over audiences last year with his fiery performance in Messiaen’s Turangalila-Symphonie, will perform a solo recital on Wednesday, October 14 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, corner of Wall St., New Haven). The program will feature the music of Chopin and Scriabin, including Chopin’s Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45; Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48 no. 2; and Sonata in B minor, Op. 58, as well as Scriabin’s Twelve Etudes and the Poème-nocturne, Op. 61.

Tickets are only $11 to $20, students $6. Subscriptions to the Horowitz Piano Series are available until September 30.

About the Artist
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 School of Music faculty in 2005.