March 1st, 2020

Joyce Yang brought down the House in Utah and California (McCallum Theater, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic) playing Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and Thierry Fischer. Utah Arts Review praised Yang’s technical and emotional prowess after her performance at the Abravanel Hall: “The Korean-born pianist is a very musical player with the technical chops to match, both of which she displayed to the fullest Friday.

February 4th, 2020

Joyce Yang returned to Minneapolis, MN for a solo recital presented by the Frédéric Chopin Society. Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote “Yang’s recital at Macalester College confirmed her standing as a performer of scintillating energy and imagination”, praising her interpretation as “imperious, with a fearless, fiery quality that in places recalled the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich.“ 

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January 5th, 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, five pianists (Jon Nakamatsu, David Fray, George Li, Till Fellner, and Joyce Yang) came together in Fort Worth to perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concerti back to back with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Yang dazzled in the Bass Performance Hall once more, as she did in the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, where she was a silver medal winner.

December 3rd, 2019

Joyce Yang performed music of Liszt, Schumann and Carl Vine at Pickman Hall for the Celebrity Series of Boston. She received high praises from Boston Classical Review for her rendition of Liszt’s B minor Sonata: “The Korean pianist has a fine feel for Lisztian flair. Her technique throughout was superb, and she charted the sonata’s cascading runs and surging crescendos with precision and bravura. Yang also found a sweep and sensitivity in the sonata’s lyrical passages that offered poignant departure from the oft-heard crash-and-bang intensity.

November 22nd, 2019

Jonathan Leshnoff’s new Piano Concerto, commissioned by Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, will be premiered by Joyce Yang and the Kansas City Symphony under the direction of Michael Stern on Nov 22, 23 and 24. The concerto is co-commissioned by the Harrisburg, Knoxville and Tucson Symphonies with performances during the 20-21 season. Leshnoff and Yang worked very closely during the composition of the work. The concerto is dedicated to Joyce Yang and will be recorded by the Kansas City Symphony for commercial release in the fall of 2020. 

November 5th, 2019

Joyce returned to Dallas to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for her subscription debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Dallas Morning News sent high praises for her performances: “Pianist Joyce Yang has been a favorite with area audiences ever since taking the silver medal in the 2005 Cliburn Piano Competition. She brought her trademark enthusiasm and passion to the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto, and there wasn’t a note on autopilot. The technical command was dazzling, runs and passagework delivered with lapidary clarity.