Charles Yang

violin

Violinist Charles Yang “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star” (Boston Globe). He began his violin studies with his mother, and continued studies with Kurt Sassmannshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow, at Juilliard. He is a soloist and recitalist, and recipient of numerous honors. Charles has appeared on PBS, and National Public Radio. His improvisational crossover abilities have led him to featured performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Cayman Arts, YouTube Music Awards, the Moab Music Festival, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, EG Conference, Google Zeitgeist, YouTube Space Los Angeles, Interlochen, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, Dizzy’s and David Rubenstein Atrium, Royal Danish Theatre, and Bejing’s The Forbidden City. Charles has performed for two former U.S. Presidents, the Queen of Denmark, and has collaborated with artists such as Peter Dugan, CDZA, Steve Miller, Jesse Colin Young, and Jake Shimabukuro. His career has been followed by news media including the New York Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Charles is featured in Nick Romeo's book Driven. The Texas Observer has noted, “Mr. Yang is a true crossover artist, a pioneer who can hop between classical and popular music and bring fresh ideas to fans of both genres.”  He is a member of Time for Three and endorses NS Design Electric Violins. Connect with Charles at www.charlesyangmusic.com, Facebook: CharlesYangMusic, YouTube: CharlesYangMusic.