Joyce Yang
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Joyce Yang

Joyce Yang (born 11 April 1986 in Seoul, Korea) is a Grammy-nominated classical pianist.

Yang gained international renown during the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in which she was awarded the silver medal.[1] Just 19 years old, Yang was the competition's youngest participant at the time.[2] During the same competition, Joyce was also awarded both the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music, as well as the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work.[3]

Yang began playing piano at age four as her aunt's first piano student.[] At age nine, Yang went to New York with her mother and aunt to play for Yoheved Kaplinsky. At age ten she entered the Korean National Conservatory studying under Choong Mo Kang, while she also swept many awards from numerous competitions in South Korea.[] In 1997 Joyce moved to New York and began studying in Juilliard's pre-college division with Kaplinsky.[4] While in New York, she attended Ward Melville High School.

During the 2007-08 season, Joyce Yang toured the United States, playing concerts with a variety of symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.[]

Yang graduated from Juilliard with special honor, as the recipient of the 2010 Arthur Rubinstein Prize.

2017 Grammy Award nomination

On November 28, 2017 Yang and Italian violinist Augustin Hadelich's 2016 album Works for Violin and Piano by Franck, Kurtág, Previn, Schumann was nominated for the 60th Annual Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance in the Classical Music category. It was Yang's first Grammy Award nomination.[5]



date title type artists publisher notes reference
11 October 2005 Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Joyce Yang, Silver Medalist
solo recording Joyce Yang Harmonia Mundi [7]
11 October 2011 Collage solo recording Joyce Yang Avie Records [8]
11 February 2014 Tchaikovsky: Tempest, Piano Concerto No. 1 orchestral Joyce Yang
Alexander Lazarev, conductor
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Bridge Records debut concerto recording [9]
11 March 2014 Wild Dreams solo recording Joyce Yang Avie Records [10]
11 March 2014 Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets chamber music Joyce Yang
Alexander String Quartet
Foghorn Classics [11]
13 September 2016 Michael Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges orchestral Joyce Yang, piano
Julie Albers, cello
David Alan Miller, conductor
Albany Symphony Orchestra
Albany Records [12]
11 November 2016 Works for Violin and Piano by Franck, Kurtág, Previn, Schumann chamber music Augustin Hadelich, violin
Joyce Yang, piano
Avie Records nominated for 2018 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance [13]


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