April 12, 2018 (Thursday, 10:00 a.m.)
Lecture/recital: “ROBERT SCHUMANN’S LATE PIANO WORKS”
JACOBS MUSIC, 1718 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as “a magnificent artist and poet,” pianist Amy Yang is a seasoned soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. Last season she played over fifty concerts including making debuts on series like the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Music at the Phillips in Washington D.C., Music at the Institute in New York City, and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Sembrich Museum Series. On the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest programs, she serves as Program Director and piano faculty for its Young Artist Summer Program and continues to serve as piano faculty for the Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults program. She recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as a chamber music coach. Ms. Yang is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music where she received the Parisot Prize for Outstanding Pianist as well as the Alumni Association Prize.
Amy Yang is the founder of the Schumann Project, a special series of concerts to present Schumann’s major solo piano and chamber works over the next decade. In her program for us, Ms. Yang will be discussing Schumann’s late piano works.