February 3rd, 2016

I sometimes wonder when I play a favorite piece like the Schumann Quintet with different quartets, am I cheating on the other groups? Because you come back and you’re a little changed. In a rehearsal they’ll say, “What are you doing?” And I realize, ooh, right, that’s someone else’s markings.

December 9th, 2015

Joyce Yang is spending the week before Christmas in Albany unwrapping a new piano concerto by American composer Michael Torke. Three Manhattan Bridges for Piano and Orchestra was commissioned by the Albany Symphony and written expressly for Joyce as soloist. She gives the premiere performances with the ensemble under its music director and new music champion David Alan Miller on December 19 and 20. They will record the concerto on December 21 for future release on the Albany Records label.

November 13th, 2015

Joyce Yang made her debut in the prestigious San Francisco Performances series on November 10 with the Alexander String Quartet in a program of not one, but three major piano quintets. The Alexanders and Joyce have a much-praised recording of the Brahms and Schumann Piano Quintets, which they included on the program, but according to San Francisco Classical Voice, it was Schnittke’s Piano Quintet that stole the show.

October 5th, 2015

Joyce Yang loves playing chamber music, and she was in good company last month for the opening of the 30th season of the Chamber Music International series in Dallas. An audience favorite in that Texas town since snaring the silver medal at the 2005 Cliburn competition, Joyce played a trio of piano trios with violinist Sheryl Staples and cellist Carter Brey, associate concertmaster and principal cello of the New York Philharmonic, respectively. Dallas Morning News critic Scott Cantrell raved: “Every so often there’s a performance that makes you hear a thrice-familiar work in new and wonderful ways."

September 8th, 2015

After a whirlwind summer of performances at eight music festivals - including Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Ravinia - Joyce embarks on a steady stream of orchestral debuts, returns, and chamber music collaborations. She reunites with the New York Philharmonic under Bramwell Tovey for five concerts of Falla’s “Nights in the Gardens of Spain”; makes her New Jersey Symphony debut with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in the orchestra’s season finale and conductor Jacques Lacombe’s last concert as Music Director; performs and records the world premiere of Michael Torke’s Piano Concerto, created expressly for her and commissioned by the Albany Symphony; and returns to the Melbourne Symphony in Australia to play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

June 9th, 2015

This summer, Joyce Yang – a pianist BBC magazine praises for her “bold and modern” sound – performs in eight festivals across the U.S., and she reunites with favored partner Augustin Hadelich for several violin-piano recitals and their first duo recording session. This month’s recording session, to be held at the State University of New York in Purchase for a future Avie release, will see them tackle works that they have showcased on tour worldwide: two Romantic-era masterpieces, Schumann’s Violin Sonata No.