On Saturday, Novmber 9, Yale pianist Stephanie Tang presented a program of works for solo piano by Chopin, Beethoven, and Schumann.



Program

Composer Work Year
Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 1841
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 1816
Robert Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 1837


About the Artist

A native of Los Angeles, 25-year old pianist Stephanie Tang is the prizewinner of multiple competitions and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. At the age of 12, she performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and at sixteen, made her orchestral solo debut with the West Covina Symphony Orchestra. She has since then performed solo recitals in Los Angeles, Shenzhen, Shanghai, the Netherlands, Banff, and Gijon.

She has won 1st prize at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the Louisiana International Piano Competition, and the top prize at the Young Pianists’ Beethoven Competition. She was also a finalist in the New York International Piano Competition and was awarded the Jury Discretionary Prize at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Bronislaw Kaper Awards. In 2016, she won 2nd prize at the Susan Torres Award for Pianists in Fresno, CA. Ms. Tang has performed in important venues such as Koerner Hall in Toronto, Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, the McKenna Theatre in New York, and Shenzhen Concert Hall in China. Recent performances include a recital at the University of Ottawa and a prelude concert in Koerner Hall.

Over the years, Ms. Tang has worked with many prominent artists, including Richard Goode, Marc Durand, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Matti Raekallio, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Menahem Pressler, and Leon Fleisher. An avid chamber musician, she has performed and collaborated with John Adams, Andrés Diaz, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and coached with members of the Ébène, Guarneri, and Tokyo Quartets.

Previously, she studied with Zhaoyi Dan at the Shenzhen Arts School in China and Ory Shihor at the Colburn Academy. Having completed her Bachelor of Music at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto with John Perry, she is currently a Master of Music candidate at the Yale School of Music with Boris Slutsky.