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Wei-Yi Yang

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Wei-Yi Yang
Professor in the Practice of Piano Yale School of Music
Festival Artist Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Graduating Class: ’95MM ’96AD ’99MMA ’04DMA
At YSM Since: 2005
Award(s): Gold Medalist, San Antonio International Piano Competition.

Wei-Yi Yang

Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has received worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming, having performed across America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. A dynamic chamber musician with a diverse repertoire, Yang is a frequent guest artist at esteemed festivals in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and collaborates regularly with distinguished soloists and chamber ensembles. Many of his performances have been featured prominently on radio and television broadcasts around the world. Yang has also curated inventive interdisciplinary projects and worked with several notable composers to prepare their works for premiere and recording.

At the Yale School of Music, Wei-Yi Yang teaches a studio of select undergraduate- and graduate-level piano students, in addition to coaching chamber music, leading departmental seminar, and chairing the DMA committee.  During the summers he also regularly performs and coaches at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music. In demand beyond Yale as a dedicated teacher, Yang has presented master classes and performances across four continents. 

Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Yang studied first in the United Kingdom and then in America with renowned Russian pianists Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music and Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music. In 2004, he received his doctorate from the Yale School of Music, and joined the Yale faculty the following year.

Genuin (Leipzig), Hyperion (London), Naxos (Hong Kong), Albany Records, Renegade Classics, Holland-America Music Society.