South Korean violinist Ji in Yang appears with the Georgian Chamber Players in the 2012-13 season. Ms. Yang began her music journey at the age of six. As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, she has appeared internationally in such venues as London’s Cadogan Hall, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Seoul Arts Center, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall and Weill Hall. Ms. Yang has appeared as a soloist with the Aspen Young Artists Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Wonju Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Chuncheon Philhamonic Orchestra and Kangreung Symphony Orchestra, and performed numerous recitals in and around New York and in Korea.
Ms. Yang tours regularly with the distinguished conductor-less Sejong Soloists and was appointed its Samsung Foundation of Culture chair member, a distinction she held from 2006 to 2008. Their latest album on the Universal label, “Passion,” consists of her solo performances of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons’ “Summer” and a short piece by Ponce/Heifetz Estrellita. Ms. Yang’s performances have also been heard on radio and television broadcasts such as NPR’s From the Top, guest appearances on Korea’s National Television Show “Art Theatre” as well as the KBS arts program show “Classic Odyssey,” Japan’s NHK and the national radio show in Slovenia. She has performed at the United Nations celebrating Earth Day. She also has performed at festivals around the world including the Aspen Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival (Korea), Festival Music Alp (Courchevel, France), Sarasota Music Festival, Tongyeong International Music Festival (Korea) and the International Heyri Art Festival (Korea).
Ms. Yang has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Joseph Kalichstein and Cho-Liang Lin. She’s dedicated to expanding the scope of the traditional concert format, including teaming up with text artist Youngeun Kim and violinist Frank Huang at the Loop gallery in Korea for a multi-media presentation of Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins. She has been invited to perform Ligeti and Komitas (Korea premiere) works for SFX International Sound Art Festival.
Ms. Yang received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the Juilliard School and an artist diploma from Yale University under the tutelage of Hyo Kang and Dorothy DeLay. Ms. Yang has played in master classes for Ruggiero Ricci, Itzahk Perlman, Rodney Friend, Robert McDuffie, Dong-Suk Kang and Igor Ozim. Ms. Yang plays a Petrus Guarnerius violin, made in Venice in 1723.