Andrew J. Yang, pianist
"A PRODIGY, [RUNNING] THE EMOTIONAL GAMUT FROM BROODING INTROSPECTION TO MANIC EXUBERANCE” - THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
American pianist and composer, Andrew J. Yang, has an active international performance career across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent engagements have included solo recitals for important festivals and venues across Austria, Iceland, Poland, Spain, Germany, Canada, Japan, and the United States. He is currently based in Patreksfjörður, a small town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. Yang is founder of the International Westfjords Piano Festival in Iceland (www.icelandpianofestival.com) and the co-founder of the Icelandic Schumann Society.
Recently, Yang was awarded the top prize at the 30th FLAME International Piano Competition in Paris, France. He was a finalist in the 2018 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Piano Competition in New York City and has also been awarded various prizes and awards at the Metropolitan International Piano Competition, International Heida Hermanns Piano Competition, Thaviu-Issac Piano Competition, Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Evanston Music Club Competition, and the San Francisco Chopin Competition for Young Pianists. In 2018, he was awarded the "White Rose" Medal of Honor from the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö.
"A GIFTED, SINCERE MUSICIAN, AND SERIOUS ARTIST"
- RUTH SLENCZYNSKA