Charles Yang

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For the linguist and cognitive scientist of the same name, see Charles Yang (linguist).
Charles Yang (2016)

Charles Yang is an American-born violinist, composer and singer, who currently performs with the classically trained string trio Time for Three.[1]

Born in Austin,[2] Yang began his violin studies with his mother at the age of three and later went on to study with renowned pedagogies Kurt Sassmannshaus, Paul Kantor, and Brian Lewis. He received his bachelor of music and master of music degrees at The Juilliard School under Glenn Dicterow. Yang's improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, electric violinist, and vocalist have led to performances across the United States, Europe, and Asia.[3] He has performed at renowned venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Forbidden City in Beijing and has collaborated with artists including Peter Dugan,[4] CDZA,[5] Marcelo Gomes,[6] Jake Shimabukuro, and Jesse Colin Young. In 2013, Twyla Tharp selected Yang to be the violin soloist for the revival of her work "Bach Partita"[7] with the American Ballet Theatre. In 2016, Yang joined Time for Three.


  1. ^ "Group that merges classical, modern comes to St. Cloud". 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  2. ^ "Charles Yang, Musician - Official Website". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  3. ^ "Charles Yang integrates the violin into modern music|People|". 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  4. ^ Geggel, Laura (2016-05-20). "Oscars for Science! Genius Gala Honors Jack Horner, Kip Thorne". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  5. ^ "Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It". 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  6. ^ Alastair MacAulauy (2011-08-16). "Marcelo Gomes Joins Cisne Negro at the Joyce - Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  7. ^ Catton, Pia (2013-10-30). "From Pop to Bach and Back". Retrieved 2016-12-09.

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