Firebird - Piano Sensation Tony Yike Yang Solo Recital 杨艺可钢琴独奏音乐会Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Tony Yike Yang
"...an absolute revelation...he combines the characteristics of a true virtuoso and an artist."
- Chopin Chronicle
"There's little Yang cannot do technically."
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Regarded as one of the foremost pianists of the younger generation, 21-year-old piano whiz Tony Yike Yang makes his Southeast Asian debut at Esplanade! He will perform Stravinsky-Agosti's Firebird Suite and Chopin's Sonata No. 3, amongst a specially curated programme that features pieces by Beethoven, Schumann and more.
Since the age of 16, the talented Chinese-Canadian pianist has captivated the world by storm with his virtuosic playing when he became the youngest-ever laureate at the prestigious 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has received numerous accolades including top prize at the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition and the Jury Discretionary Award at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
A gifted pianist who is able to balance technique and musicality in his playing, Yang has performed extensively in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia, including Festival de Lanaudière. He has also made appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic and Orchestre Métropolitain. In recognition for his exceptional talent and contribution to classical music, Yang was also most recently appointed as the youth cultural ambassador to Guangzhou, China.
A graduate from Juilliard Pre-College School, Yang is currently pursuing a dual-degree in Economics and Piano Performance through the Harvard University-New England Conservatory of Music Joint-Degree Programme.