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.

October 4th, 2019

This month, Joyce made her debut performances playing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestras and Maestro Edo de Waart. St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote “There’s nothing that quite matches the experience of having a profoundly musical but technically difficult piece of music come together in high style. That happened Friday morning at Powell Symphony Hall when pianist Joyce Yang, conductor Edo de Waart and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra converged on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor.".

January 30th, 2018

The 2017-2018 season may still be in full swing, but pianist Joyce Yang has already reached thrilling new milestones. In November, she was nominated for her first Grammy Award for Chamber Music / Small Ensemble alongside long-standing duet partner Augustin Hadelich. The nominated work is their recording of pieces by Franck, Kurtag, Previn & Schumann, of which Gramophone wrote, “It is a rare recording that maintains the sort of precision that allows it to stand up to repeated listening while at the same time fostering an illusion of spontaneity, but this is one.”

August 11th, 2017

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.

June 27th, 2017

Joyce Yang has concluded a sparkling 2016-2017 season that featured orchestral debuts, ambitious recitals, thoughtful collaborations, and a critically acclaimed album release. As she prepares for a summer of festivals and a demanding 2017-2018 concert calendar, we take a moment to reflect on the highlights of the past year.