Angelo Xiang Yu 于翔,
Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher
Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as
well as First Prize in the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International
Violin Competition, has won consistent critical acclaim and
enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing
technique and exceptional musical maturity.
In North America, Angelo Xiang Yu’s recent and upcoming
performances with orchestra include appearances with the San
Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver, Houston,
Colorado, North Carolina, San Antonio, Puerto Rico, and
Charlotte symphonies, as well as the Rochester and Calgary
Philharmonic among others. Internationally, he has appeared with
the New Zealand Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Auckland
Philharmonia, Norwegian Radio Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra
and the Oslo Philharmonic.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in a
number of world-renowned venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin,
the Louvre in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in
Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Symphony Hall,
Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and
Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston.
Mr. Yu is also a frequent guest at major summer music festivals
including the Ravinia Festival, Grant Park, Music @ Menlo,
Sarasota Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and the
Bridgehampton Music Festival, as well as at the Verbier and
Bergen Festivals in Europe. In the summer of 2019, he made his
debuts at the Aspen Music Festival and the Saratoga Performing
Arts Center, and returned to Music @ Menlo and the Sarasota
Music Festival, where he opened the festival playing the three
Brahms sonatas with Jeffrey Kahane at the keyboard.
In March 2017, Mr. Yu was chosen to be a member of the
prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s The 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. He earned his
Bachelor’s and Master's degrees as well as the prestigious
Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory where he was a
student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, and served as
Mr. Weilerstein’s teaching assistant.
Mr. Yu currently resides in Boston. He performs on the 1715
“Joachim” Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the
Nippon Music Foundation.