Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making! Xiaohui Yang, one of The Peabody Conservatory's top talents, is a graduate of The Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School. With recent engagements including the New Jersey and Milwaukee symphonies, she will astonish with a vibrant display of artistry and virtuosity.
Winner of the 2017 Yale Gordon Competition
Chinese pianist Xiaohui Yang has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in performances throughout Asia and North America, in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Seoul Arts Center. Recent engagements include concerto performances with the New Jersey Symphony, Curtis Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, and her competition prizes include awards from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the American Protégé International Competition, the Piano Arts Competition, the Hong Kong Piano Open Competition, and the International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia. A dedicated chamber musician, Yang has attended such festivals as Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Taos School of Music, the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, and the Mannes Beethoven Institute. This season, she will attend the Marlboro Festival and will also be a featured artist in the Ravinia on Tour concerts throughout the United States.
Born in the Chinese town of Liaoning, Yang first studied at the Attached Music School of the Shenyang Conservatory of Music, where she was a pupil of Danwen Wei, Xianwei Cheng and Rosemary Platt. She moved to the United States in 2008 to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and was recipient of the Michael and Cecilia lacovella Capuzzi Memorial Fellowship. Upon earning her bachelor's degree in 2013, Yang was awarded Curtis's Festorazzi Prize for the best graduating piano student and was also selected for the Curtis On Tour performances in the United States and Korea. In 2015, Yang earned her master’s degree at The Juilliard School as a recipient of the Cecilia Felman Piano Scholarship and pupil of Robert McDonald.
In addition to her studies at Curtis and Juilliard, Yang has worked with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Seymour Lipkin, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman, Richard Goode, Jonathan Biss. Currently, Yang lives in Baltimore, where she is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky.