Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity.
Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11. He received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as the prestigious Artist Diploma, at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried and served as Mr. Weilerstein’s teaching assistant. He joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory Department in 2016.
In North America, Angelo Xiang Yu’s performances with orchestra include appearances with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver, Houston, Colorado, North Carolina, San Antonio, Puerto Rico, and Charlotte symphonies, as well as the Rochester and Calgary Philharmonic, among others. Internationally, he has appeared with the New Zealand Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Norwegian Radio Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Oslo Philharmonic.
In March 2017, Mr. Yu was chosen to be a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in a number of world-renowned venues, such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Louvre in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston.
Mr. Yu is also a frequent guest at summer music festivals in the US and Europe, including the Ravinia Festival, Grant Park, Music @ Menlo, Sarasota Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Bridgehampton Music Festival, as well as at the Verbier and Bergen Festivals in Europe.
Mr. Yu resides in Boston and performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.
• 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant
• 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award
• First Prize, 2010 Yehudi Menuhin competition
• Artist Diploma, at the New England Conservatory of Music