Angelo Xiang Yu

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2018 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 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 and 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. In March 2017, Mr. Yu was chosen to be a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's prestigious The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).  Also an active recitalist, 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 at Lincoln Center, and Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston.  Mr. Yu is a frequent guest at summer music festivals in the US and Europe, 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.   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 of Music where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried and served as Mr. Weilerstein's teaching assistant.  He joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory Department in 2016. Mr. Yu resides in Boston and performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor. Please visit Angelo Xiang Yu's website at