Cello Masterclass with Amos Yang
Amos Yang, Assistant Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Symphony, a master performer and master teacher, will lead a virtual masterclass with GSYO symphony cellists. Following the performances, there will be a short Q & A session.
Featuring student soloists: Karissa Ning, Ariel Pham, Aaron Song, and Noah Vin.
This masterclass will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for a suggested donation of $15. The event is free for current Golden State Youth Orchestra members.
Amos Yang has been assistant principal cellist with the San Francisco Symphony since 2007. He was previously a member of the Seattle Symphony. Yang has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Far East, and Europe, appearing at the Aspen Music Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Wigmore Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. He has collaborated with the Ying Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, pianists Ann Schein and Melvin Chen, violinist Earl Carlyss, and composer Bright Sheng.
Yang's awards include the Performer's Certificate at the Eastman School of Music and first prizes in the American String Teachers Association and Grace Vamos competitions. He was finalist in the Pierre Fournier International Cello Competition and was awarded the CD Jackson Prize at the Tanglewood Music Festival for outstanding musical contribution.