This will be the ninth year that patrons of Salida Aspen Concerts get to enjoy Joyce Yang perform on the piano. The young artist, still in her 20s and known as the greatest pianist of her generation, made her first appearance here in 2007. She established herself at just twenty-six as one of the leading artists of her generation. In 2010 she received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of classical music’s most prestigious accolades. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant, she took home two additional awards: the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music (with the Takács Quartet) and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work. Yang made her celebrated New York Philharmonic debut with Lorin Maazel at Avery Fisher Hall in November 2006 and performed on the orchestra’s tour of Asia, making a triumphant return to her hometown, Seoul, South Korea. Spring 2014 brought the release of Wild Dreams, Yang’s second solo disc for Avie Records, with music by Bartók, Hindemith, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff, and she is featured on an Alexander Quartet recording of the Brahms and Schumann Piano Quintets. A Steinway artist, she currently resides in New York City. Ms. Yang is an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Joyce Yang, piano, Saturday July 9, 2016
Concert underwritten by Collegiate Peaks Bank