Chinese pianist XIAOHUI YANG has been featured in performances over four continents, including venues such as Ozawa Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Seoul Arts Center. As the winner of the 2017 edition of the prestigious Naumburg Piano Competition, she will be granted a New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall besides a newly commissioned work by Shulamit Ran, which she will premiere at the occasion. Highlights of recent and future seasons include concerts with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Galveston Symphony, a residency sponsored by Portland Piano International and recitals for the Shriver Hall and Union College Concert Series. A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Yang has performed with luminaries such as Peter Wiley, Charles Neidich and Roberto Diaz, having been in residence at important music festivals in North America, such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Banff and Taos.
Born in the Chinese town of Liaoning, Ms. 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 a recipient of the Michael and Cecilia lacovella Capuzzi Memorial Fellowship. Upon earning her bachelor's degree in 2013, Ms. 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, Ms. 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, Ms. Yang has worked with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Seymour Lipkin, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman, Richard Goode and Jonathan Biss. Currently, Ms. Yang is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky.