Charles Yang, violin
Charles recently joined the dynamic, genre-defying trio, Time for Three.
Charles Yang performed most recently on Show 303, recorded in Interlochen, MI, on March 13, 2015. He has also appeared on Show 74, recorded in Austin, TX, on October 19, 2002; Show 230, recorded in Monterey, CA, on April 7, 2011; and Show 286, recorded in Cincinnati, OH, on April 2, 2014.
From the Top alum and violinist Charles Yang “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star”, according to The Boston Globe. Charles has been a frequent guest of From the Top radio and television programs, having first appeared on the radio show in 2002. Check out his website!
Juilliard graduate Charles Yang began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis, and Glenn Dicterow. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. On June 9th of 2005, the Mayor of Austin presented Mr. Yang with his own “Charles Yang Day”. Recent engagements include a concert at the United Nations, an appearance alongside ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the fifth E.G. Conference in Monterey, California, a performance with Guitarhero and Rockband creator, Eran Egozy at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, a duet with renowned dancer Marcelo Gomes at the Joyce theater and as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City. He has recently returned from a series of concerts and master classes in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Yang is featured in Nick Romeo’s book, Driven, as well as on Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.