Since making his solo orchestral debut at age 18 with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Cellist Elliot Yang has had a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Mr. Yang’s performances have been on concert stages ranging from Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Prague’s Dvorak Hall, Overture Hall, and Uihlein Hall. Mr. Yang has made appearances with both the Milwaukee and Madison Symphonies performing the Elgar and Shostakovich Concertos respectively. His performances have been heard on Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. In 2012, he was the featured artist in Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concerts on the Square series.

Awards include top prizes in the Final Forte: Bolz Young Artist Competition, Milwaukee Symphony Young Artists’ Competition, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, Second prize in Vienna Konzerthaus’ Summa Cum Laude International Festival, and first prize in the WI ASTA competition.

In addition to solo performances, Mr. Yang has held teaching positions with Peabody’s Preparatory Program, Baltimore Symphony Orch Kids, and the East Valley School of Music. In addition, he has participated in the Chautauqua, Green Mountain, and Madeline Island music festivals. Mr. Yang has also served principal cello positions with the Peabody Concert and Symphony Orchestras.

Mr. Yang is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he received the Grace Clagett Ranney Prize in Chamber Music. He is proud to acknowledge his teachers Amit Peled and Stefan Kartman. He has studied chamber music with members of the Peabody and Kneisel Trios and the Ying, Arianna, and Jupiter String Quartets. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance at Arizona State University with Thomas Landschoot.

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