Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC) welcomes pianist Dr. Clara Yang for a time of music and conversation. Ruggero Piano Company in Raleigh will host the event on June 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Her program will be:
New work by Vera Ivanova
Zhou Long's "Pianobells" (2012)
Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Debussy
Suggest donations if attending this event are $25/person for adults and $10/student. Please let us know if you will be attending as we plan a reception after Dr. Yang's performance. Options for making this donation (check, cash, or credit card) may be found on the CVNC Support page. For more information, please email CVNC
Praised by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges,” Chinese-American Pianist Clara Yang has performed in notable venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Remonstrantse Kerk (The Netherlands), the Seymour Centre (Sydney, Australia), the Barclay Theater (Irvine, California), Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater (Rochester, New York), the Sunset Center (Carmel, California), Memorial Hall (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), Meymandi Concert Hall (Raleigh, North Carolina). She is currently Associate Professor of Piano at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Yang received her D.M.A. in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Nelita True. She studied with Claude Frank at the Yale School of Music (M.M., Artist Diploma) and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California as a student of John Perry. Her former principal teachers during her pre-college years include Hans Boepple, Zhou Guangren, and Li Huili. She has also worked with numerous renowned performers and pedagogues, such as Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Karl Heinz Kammerling, Robert Levin, Lee Kum-Sing, Jerome Lowenthal, David Shifrin, the Emerson String Quartet, the Ysaye String Quartet, and the Raphael Trio.
Her solo album Folding Time was released by Albany Records in July 2015. This album won a Global Music Awards Gold Medal and received rave reviews from Fanfare, New York Arts, and American Record Guide. Her cello-piano duo album Grieg and Prokofiev (Albany Records) with Los Angeles Opera cellist Helen Zheng Altenbach was released in 2014. Her live solo recitals and performances were broadcast on ABC Classic FM in Australia and New Zealand, 98.7 WFMT, and on Wayne Picciano’s “Grand Piano” series, which was broadcast on television in multiple states across the country.
As a guest artist, Dr. Yang has given solo recitals in numerous major conservatories and universities internationally. She has performed in renowned music festivals. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
A sought-after teacher, Dr. Yang has frequently given masterclasses in the United States and abroad in major universities and conservatories such as the Liceu Conservatory in Spain, King’s College London, and Duke University in North Carolina. Her students have won prizes in state, national, and international competitions. She was featured as one of the three scholars in the acclaimed Chinese national magazine Globe in 2014.