Acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang as part of the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

She will perform a selection of works by Isaac Albeniz, Claude Debussy, Alberto Ginastera and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Tickets start at $29 and are available through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Acclaimed for her virtuosity, lyricism and magnetic stage presence, virtuoso pianist Joyce Yang will perform a recital as part of the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by KT Kim)

Acclaimed for her virtuosity, lyricism and magnetic stage presence, virtuoso pianist Joyce Yang will perform a recital as part of the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by KT Kim)

Known for her virtuosity, lyricism and magnetic stage presence, Joyce Yang has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation, showcasing her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians.

Ms. Yang came to worldwide attention in 2005 as the youngest contestant at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, winning the silver medal and sweeping additional awards for “Best Performance of Chamber Music” and “Best Performance of a New Work.”

“I have known Joyce Yang for many years and had the privilege of presenting her San Diego debut when she was just 12 years old, and later, watching the extraordinary performance she gave at the Cliburn Competition, where she won the silver medal at the age of 19,” remarked Neale Perl, president and CEO of the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

“Joyce is one of the shining stars of the new generation of great pianists and musicians.”

Ms. Yang has performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the BBC Philharmonic, among many others.

Born in 1986 in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Yang received her first piano lesson from her aunt at age 4, and in 1997 she moved to the United States to begin studies at the pre-college division of the Juilliard School, where she graduated with special honor as the recipient of the school’s 2010 Arthur Rubinstein Prize.

She also received the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music.
In spring 2014, Ms. Yang released a trio of albums: her second solo disc for Avie Records, “Wild Dreams;” a pairing of the Brahms and Schumann Piano Quintets with the Alexander Quartet; and a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

A Steinway artist, she currently lives in New York City.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

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