A Summer of Collaboration

August 11th, 2017
A Summer of Collaboration

Joyce Yang’s summer schedule features performances with collaborators both old and new. Yang began the summer season in June with a performance in Hong Kong alongside long-standing duet partner Augustin Hadelich (violin), where the “dynamic duo” performed works by Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. She then visited the Rockport Chamber Music Festival for a recital of Russian music alongside Escher String Quartet. To close out the month of June, Yang reunited with Alexander String Quartet in San Francisco to record Mozart’s Piano Quartets No. 1 and No. 2. Watch a preview of the recording here.

In July, Yang traveled to Seattle for several performances at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival. There, she performed classic duo and trio repertoire alongside Benjamin Beilman (violin), Clive Greensmith (cello), Richard O’Neill (viola), and others. She closed out the month of July with a performance of Liszt/Busoni’s Rhapsodie espagnole with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta that the Lake Placid News called “electrifying.”

August brings Yang’s 12th consecutive appearance as a guest artist at the annual Aspen Music Festival, a festival that she first participated in as a student. This summer she performs a reprise of Rhapsodie espagnole with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra and Schubert’s “Trout” quintet with Bing Wang (violin), James Dunham (viola), Brinton Smith (cello), and Bruce Bransby (bass).

Yang will remain in Aspen for three additional weeks in order to launch an innovative new project in collaboration with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - a new work for dancers and piano soloist by renowned choreographer Jorma Elo. The piece will receive its world premiere in the spring of 2018.