Hao Yang is the future of classical guitar. Accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14, Hao wasted no time becoming a quick favorite of ours, and her impeccable playing has been wowing audiences ever since. Hao returns to our stage this year, now a multi-award winning guitarist and master of her craft. We’re extremely excited to see how far she has come, and can’t wait to have her back on our stage.
Works to be performed Albeniz, Turina, Rodrigo, Sor, Brouwer, Carter, Lavista, Johanson, and Ponce.
Opening Artist: Andrew Oswinkle
11/19/22: Hao Yang will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, November 19 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Ms. Yang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Hao and have her critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chinese guitarist Hao Yang has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including fourth prize in the Guitar Federation of America International Concert Artist Competition and first prize in the Youth Competition. She was awarded first prizes in both high school and college divisions at the Columbus State University International Guitar Competition, and first prize in the Andres Segovia 7th International Youth Competition. Ms. Yang received the second prize (first prize not awarded) at the 54th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition. She was a recipient of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artists Award. She is a Winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions.
Ms. Yang appeared as a soloist with the Chursächsische Philharmonie in Germany and has been invited to perform solo recitals in major guitar festivals including the Cleveland, Panama, and Beijing International Guitar Festivals. Ms. Yang has performed concerts in major venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Miller Theatre, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and Subculture NYC. As a chamber musician, Ms. Yang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, premiering the duo “Talking Guitars” by renowned composer Paul Lansky. As a recording artist, Ms. Yang has worked with Grammy award winning label Bridge Records Inc. multiple times.
Ms. Yang is a student at the Curtis Institute of the Music, where she studies with renowned guitarists David Starobin and Jason Vieaux.
ABOUT THE OPENING ARTIST
Classical Guitarist Andrew Oswinkle was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and recently graduated with his Master’s in Classical Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from the Conservatory of the Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University under the direction of the renowned pedagogue Julian Gray. He has received top prizes at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition and the Southern Guitar Competition and has also advanced to be a semi-finalist in many other guitar competitions since he began going to competitions in 2019. Andrew draws on his many masterclass experiences with renowned guitarists as well as his diverse mix of experiences with a multiplicity of genres through his involvement in rock bands, choirs, praise bands, orchestras, and small ensembles, to shape his eclectic style. He is an avid teacher as well as a regular performer along the East Coast, and is also dedicated to expanding the repertoire through arranging a variety of genres for guitar including Baroque and classical, as well as jazz, small ensemble, and folk music arrangements.