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Wen-Sinn Yang


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Wen-Sinn Yang, cello

The son of Taiwanese parents, cellist Wen-Sinn Yang was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1965. After studying with Claude Starck in Zürich and Wolfgang Boettcher in Berlin, Yang completed master classes with Janos Starker and David Geringas. At the age of 24 he became principal cellist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In 1991 Yang won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition. Since then he has appeared in the concert halls of Europe, Taiwan and Japan with some of the world’s most renowned conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Semyon Bychkov and Yuri Termirkanov. He is also a regular guest at music festivals in St Moritz, Davos, Biel and Dresden.

Yang has appeared on numerous occasions as a soloist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel’s direction. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the orchestra's Musica Viva concert series, Yang played the European premiere of Maazel's concerto Music for Cello and Orchestra. Further performances followed in Italy, Spain and at the opening concert of the Cultural Olympiad in Atlanta. In 1997 Yang was the soloist for two world premieres: Huang-Long Pan’s cello concerto in Taipei and Kevin Volans’ cello concerto in Munich.

Yang also enjoys an excellent reputation as a teacher. From 1995 to 1997 he taught at the Saarbrücken Academy of Music and continues to conduct cello master classes throughout Germany, Italy and Switzerland today.

Yang's extensive repertoire is well-documented on compact disc. He has recorded J. S. Bach’s solo Suites and the cello concertos of Tchaikovsky (Rococo Variations) and Karl Davidov, as well as cello concertos by Dvorak and Schumann. A new recording for ARTS Music—using advanced 24-bit/96 kHz technology—of four cello concertos by Luigi Boccherini is available on CD and DVD. Further CD projects include the release of a collection of 20th century solo works played by Yang entitled Violoncello XX.

Some of Yang’s recent performances include Dvorak's cello concerto with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra during their first tour of Spain, an appearance as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony in Munich, the Israel Northern Symphony in Haifa and the Taiwan National Symphony in Taipei. These performances included Ernest Bloch's Schelomo and works by Boccherini and Lalo.

Richard Strauss: Complete Chamber Music Vol. 9

The new discovers of Richard Strauss Institut in Munich! An unexpected ninth volume in the complete edition of Strauss' Chamber Music that includes two Piano Trios (the second is a real masterpiece) and pieces for clarinet, for cello and for horn with piano. Wolfgang Sawallisch is the usual inspired...
Preis: 8,00 €

Paul Hindemith, George Crumb, Luigi Dallapiccola ... : Cello XX

Genre: Solo-Instrument
Artists: Wen-Sinn Yang
Preis: 15,00 €

Antonín Dvorák: Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra

After the sensational decision to offer a 24 years old music student the position of first soloist at the renowned Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, Wen-Sinn Yang became overnight an acclaimed shooting-star. He has been invited to all major concert halls and festivals throughout the world and played ...
Preis: 15,00 €

Alfredo Carlo Piatti: 12 Capricci Op. 25 for Cello solo

Preis: 8,00 €

Guillaume Lekeu: Piano Trio in C minor - Piano Quartet (unfinished)

Lekeu was a Belgian composer who already died at the age of 24 in 1894. Though he is almost unknown today he was regarded as a genius by Claude Debussy and by his teachers C‚sar Franck and Vincent D'Indy. His style was influenced by Franck, Wagner and especially Beethoven. In expressing deepest emot...
Preis: 8,00 €

Luigi Boccherini: 4 Cello Concertos

ALSO AVAILABLE ON SACD: 47754-8 or Download.   This is an outstanding CD of the ARTS 24/96 series, including exciting performances now recorded with the new technique of 24-bit / 96 kHz, offers the first recording with orchestra and soloist.The CD includes four concertos for cello an...
Preis: 15,00 €

Luigi Boccherini: 4 Cello Concertos

This SACD includes four concertos for cello and orchestra by Luigi Boccherini. They are the most well known among Boccherini's twelve cello concertos (G.479, G.480, G.482, G.483) and they have been recorded in the less usual original version. The Swiss-Taiwanese cellist Wen-Sinn Yang, has made many ...
Preis: 17,00 €

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