Pianist Joyce Yang @ Soka Performing Arts Center

Pianist Joyce Yang

@ Soka Performing Arts Center

 Sunday March 19, 2023

 03:00 PM – 5:30 pm

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (The Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity.

She first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant at 19 years old, she took home two additional awards: Best Performance of Chamber Music (with the Takács Quartet), and Best Performance of a New Work. In 2006 Yang made her celebrated New York Philharmonic debut alongside Lorin Maazel at Avery Fisher Hall along with the orchestra’s tour of Asia, making a triumphant return to her hometown of Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s subsequent appearances with the New York Philharmonic have included opening night of the 2008 Leonard Bernstein Festival – an appearance made at the request of Maazel in his final season as music director. The New York Times pronounced her performance in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety a “knockout.”


TCHAIKOVSKY Seasons Op. 37a (selections)

RACHMANINOFF Preludes, op. 32 (selections)


BACH – arr. PETRI Sheep May Safely Graze, from cantata BWV 208

KERNIS “Un Bacio” [A Kiss] (Romance and Transfiguration) on themes by John Corigliano and Mark Admao

STRAVINSKY – arr. AGOSTI The Firebird Suite

This event is sponsored by Dr. Ken & Sandy Tokita and the Parnassus Society.


Sunday March 19, 2023

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

All Ages

Cover: $25.00


Mar 19 2023


15:00 - 17:30


-- Los Angeles


Soka Performing Arts Center
1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, USA
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