George Yang, the cellist on the new recording From Hidden Valleys, will perform with the Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra for the upcoming Album Launch.
George Yang graduated with the Masters of Music (Performance) degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music with the support of Patricia Lucas Music Achievement Scholarship. Prior to his Post-graduate studies, he completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) under the tutelage of Georg Pedersen in 2014.
He made his soloist debut with Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra playing Dvorak Cello Concerto on 25th March 2017 at St Columba Church in a sold out concert in Woollahra, and 26th March 2017 at St Francis of Assisi in Paddington. George had several masterclasses with Principal cellist of SSO Umberto Clerici and was generously loaned his Modern Italian instrument for this occasion. On 14th May 2017- in a special concert dedicated to mothers “Life and Love – The perfect gift” he will again play Dvorak Cello Concerto this time with Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra with Carlos Alvarado conducting.
During his studies at the Conservatorium, George served as the Principal cellist of the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra from 2014-2016. His graduate recital program included the Prokofiev and Shostakovich Cello Sonatas with Phillip Shovk as Associate Artist. He was a participant of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp in Canberra (2014) and Adelaide (2015), in which he has worked with conductors such as Richard Gill, James Judd and Douglas Boyd. He has been part of Sydney Northern Chamber Orchestra, and went on a tour in Colombia to play at the international choral music festival ‘Cantata America’ with Colombian and Venezuelan Orchestras. In addition, George has been an active member of Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed in his annual quartet concert series 2014-2016 at Mount Heritage Hotel with Russian, American and French music themes respectively.
In 2015, George went on the Great Northern Tour with David Miller AM and four other musicians, they presented chamber music concerts in Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Boambee, Laurieton, Forster, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Taree, and Kendell.
George had performed in various venues in China, Hong Kong, South America and Australia including Sydney Opera House, Sydney International Convention Centre, Angel place city recital hall, Llwellyn Hall in ANU school of music, Wollongong Town Hall, Chatswood Concourse, Verbrugghen hall, Elder Hall in Adelaide, Auditorio Leon de Greiff and Club of the Professors of National University in Columbia.
George has been teaching cello since 2008. He teaches at Conservatorium’s Open Academy “play at the con”, Karlyang Music Education Centre, Lane Cove Public School, Gladesville Public School, Lindfield Public School and Covenant Christian School. He has taught many students at different levels of musicality and understands the importance of planning and tailoring lessons according to the student's needs.