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TIANWA YANG

Winner of the prestigious ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year (Violin) 2015 Award for her Naxos recording Ysaÿe’s 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, the Best Up-and-Coming Artist 2014 Award and the Annual Prize of the German Record Critics 2014 for her Naxos recordings of the Mendelssohn Violin Concertos and Complete Music for Violin by Sarasate, Tianwa Yang is referred to as “an unquestioned master of the violin” by American Record Guide who “rises above her competition” (Fanfare), while quickly establishing herself as a leading international performer and recording artist. The young violinist, a resident of Germany and heralded by the Detroit News as “the most important violinist to come on the scene in many a year,” has debuted with such major orchestras as the Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore, Nashville, Kansas City, Virginia, Pacific, Vancouver, Toledo, SWR-Baden Baden-Freiburg, WDR-Cologne, MDR-Leipzig, HR Radio Frankfurt, Malmö, Singapore and New Zealand Symphonies, in addition to the Guerzenish Orchester,Cologne, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the London, Dresden, Helsinki, Malaysia, Buffalo, BBC, Deutsche Radio, Erfurt, Warsaw and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics. Other international engagements include those at the Ravinia Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Schwetzinger Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Salle Pleyel, New York’s Lincoln Center, and Leipzig’s Gewandhaus.

As a critically acclaimed recording artist for Naxos, Ms. Yang recently recorded Stravinksy’s The Soldier’s Tale as a highly acclaimed complete version with JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with Manén’s Concierto Espanol with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Darrell Ang. Considered the worlds best interpreter of the music of Sarasate since Heifitz her complete music for Violin and Orchestra and for Violin and Piano by Sarasate are now released as two complete box sets by Naxos. A Best of Tianwa Yang album became an industry bestseller. This was preceded by the Violin Concertos by Castelnuovo-Tedesco recorded with the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and the complete Solo Sonatas by Eugene Ysaye which immediately won several awards. Her Mendelssohn Violin Concertos album earned her the title “one of the best new violinists of the new century” by MusicWeb International. Of the previously released eight single album recordings of Pablo de Sarasate’s complete works for violin, David Hurwitz of ClassicsToday calls Ms. Yang a “sensationally talented violinist,” while All Things Strings speaks of her “stunning effortless virtuosity” and “uncanny affinity for Spanish music “. The Complete works for violin and piano by Wolfgang Rihm was released in late 2012, and she has also recorded Piazzolla’s Las 4 Estaciones Porteñas with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the Vivaldi/Piazzolla Eight Seasons performed with her own ensemble. 

Tianwa Yang continues to build her growing reputation in concert halls across Europe, Australasia and North America. Raised in the Chinese capital city of Bejing, Tianwa Yang began studying violin at the age of four. Demonstrating unquestionable ability, she won six competitions as a young child. At the age of ten she was accepted to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing as a student of Lin Yaoji. Within one year, Hong Kong media described the young artist as “A Pride of China.” Tianwa Yang recorded the 24 Paganini Caprices at the age of thirteen, making her the youngest artist to release the works. In 2003 she was awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service to study chamber music in Germany, marking the beginning of her European career. 

Tianwa Yang has won several awards during her career including the Volkswagen Foundation prize “Star of Tomorrow” by Seiji Ozawa and the 2006 “Prix Montblanc.” She is Professor of Violin at the University of Music Wuerzburg, Germany and the University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland and  is grateful to Lin Yaoji, Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn and Anner Bylsma for the musical insight and support they have offered throughout her career. She performs on a Guarneri del Gesu ( 1730 ) on kind loan from the Rin Collection in Singapore.

For more information, please visit www.tianwayang.com.

Watch: Tianwa Yang on klassik.tv

Sibling Songs, Without Words: Tianwa Yang talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Conversation with Tianwa Yang

The Pure Magic of Music – Jeremy Siepmann interviews Tianwa Yang

A Wonderful Struggle – Tianwa Yang’s Life as a Musician

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF STRING PLAYERS Naxos Educational
8.558081-84
Concerto
ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (THE) - 30 CDs to Celebrate 30 Years of Naxos (30-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.503293
Concerto
BEST OF TIANWA YANG (THE) Naxos
8.578317
Concerto, Chamber Music, Concerto, Instrumental, Concerto
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Tianwa Yang, SWR Symphony, Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Boer) Naxos
8.573135
Concerto
LALO, É.: Symphonie espagnole / MANÉN, J.: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Tianwa Yang, Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Darrell Ang) Naxos
8.573067
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Violin Concertos / Violin Sonata in F Minor (Tianwa Yang, Descharmes, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, P. Gallois) Naxos
8.572662
Chamber Music, Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Violin Concertos / Violin Sonata in F Minor (Tianwa Yang, Descharmes, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, P. Gallois) (Blu-ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0032
Chamber Music, Concerto
My First Classical Albums (9-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.509003
Concerto
My First Violin Album Naxos
8.578215
Concerto
NAXOS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (NTSC) Naxos
2.110227
Classical Concert
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Sinfonia Buenos Aires / Aconcagua / 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires (Binelli, Tianwa Yang, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero) Naxos
8.572271
Concerto
RIHM, W.: Violin and Orchestra Music, Vol. 1 (Tianwa Yang, Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, Mueller) Naxos
8.573812
Concerto
RIHM, W.: Violin and Piano Works (Tianwa Yang, Rimmer) Naxos
8.572730
Chamber Music, Instrumental
SAINT-SAËNS, C.: Violin and Orchestra Works (Tianwa Yang, Schwabe, Malmö Symphony, Soustrot) Naxos
8.573411
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music (Complete) (Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martínez Izquierdo) Naxos
8.504046
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music, Vol. 1 (Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martinez-Izquierdo) Naxos
8.572191
Orchestral, Concerto
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music, Vol. 2 (Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martinez-Izquierdo) Naxos
8.572216
Concerto
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music, Vol. 3 (Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martinez-Izquierdo) Naxos
8.572275
Orchestral, Concerto
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music, Vol. 4 (Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martinez-Izquierdo) Naxos
8.572276
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music (Complete) (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla) (4-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.504054
Chamber Music
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla) Naxos
8.557767
Chamber Music
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla) Naxos
8.570192
Chamber Music
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla) Naxos
8.570893
Chamber Music
SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 4 - Transcriptions (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla) Naxos
8.572709
Chamber Music
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Special Projects
9.00124
Concerto
STRAVINSKY, I.: Soldier's Tale (The) (F. Child, McGuire, Biehl, Tianwa Yang, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, Falletta) Naxos
8.573537
Chamber Music
STRAVINSKY, I.: Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les Noces (Tianwa Yang, Virginia Symphony Chorus, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, Falletta) Naxos
8.573538
Chamber Music
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (The) / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (8 Seasons) (Tianwa Yang, Ensemble Tianwa Yang, Klein) Naxos
8.551228
Concerto
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (Tianwa Yang and Ensemble) Naxos
9.70005
Concerto
YANG, Tianwa: Live in Concert in St Petersburg - TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / BRAHMS, J. / YSAŸE, E. / BACH, J.S. (NTSC) Naxos
2.110283
Classical Concert
YSAŸE, E.: 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 (Tianwa Yang) Naxos
8.572995
Instrumental





 
 
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