Xiang Yu
Status: Member
Member Since: August 31, 2008
Last Visit:March 20, 2019

Xiang Yu

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award, First Prize winner of the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and exceptional musical maturity.

In North America, Angelo Xiang Yu’s recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Charlotte Symphony, among others. Internationally, he has appeared with the Shanghai Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Norwegian Radio Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Yu has performed in a number of world-renowned venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Louvre Auditorium in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Harris Theater in Chicago, Allice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall.

A frequent guest artist at leading music festivals worldwide, Mr. Yu has performed at the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Music @ Menlo, Morningside Music Bridge, Sarasota Music Festival, Bergen Festival, Bridgehampton Music Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest. In the summer of 2019, he will make debuts at the Aspen Music Festival and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and return to Music @ Menlo, and Sarasota Music Festival, where he will present all three violin sonatas by Johannes Brahms with Jeffrey Kahane.

In March 2017, he was chosen to join the roster of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).

Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. Mr. Yu earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degree, as well as a prestigious Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory, where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, and served as the teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein. He joined the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory in 2016.

Mr. Yu currently resides in Boston. He performs on a 1729 Antonio Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.