CELLO / Amy Hsieh
Cellist Amy Hsieh made her New York debut recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2002 as a winner of the Artists International New York Debut Award. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Hsieh has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Taiwan and is a founding member of Nuance Chamber Ensemble. Ms. Hsieh received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, her mMaster of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. She is currently active in solo, chamber music performances and maintains a private studio in Cupertino, CA. Ms. Hsieh is also a faculty member at the Community School of Music and Arts, Jou Music Institute, and Encore Music and Arts.
CELLO / Julia Yang
Merz cellist Julia Yang has performed as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the New World Center and the Sydney Opera House. An alum of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect (2016-18) and the New World Symphony (2014-16), Julia was praised for her ‘sense of joyful virtuosity’ in performances of Haydn's Cello Concerto with the New World Symphony (South Florida Classical Review). A prizewinner of numerous competitions, she has made festival appearances around the world such as Poland's Krzyzowa-Music, Banff, and Yellow Barn, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival with an upcoming invitation to the Marlboro Music Festival. Julia has been praised for her “deep tone” and “precision" in performances of piano trios and holds degrees in performance from New England Conservatory and Northwestern University (South Florida Classical Review). www.juliayangcello.com
CELLO / Vicky Wang
Winner of the Young Artist International Competition, cellist Vicky Wang made her New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Wang was a member of the award-winning ensemble Aristos String Quartet. The ensemble performed in the Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival in Virginia as well as frequent collaborations with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in its lecture-concert series. Ms. Wang’s concert highlights include collaborations with legendary performers Ray Charles at the Belleayer Music Festival and Liza Minelli at Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Wang is currently on the faculty of University of Pacific’s Conservatory of Music and serves as the cellist of its faculty ensemble - Trio 180. Prior to relocating to California, Ms. Wang served on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. She currently maintains an active teaching studio in Palo Alto. Her students have been featured as concerto soloists with El Camino Youth Symphony, California Youth Symphony, and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Apart from her teaching commitments, she is a founding member of C’est Bon Chamber Music Academy in Los Altos California and the San Francisco Cello Quartet. Her recent performances include appearances in pianoSonoma Music Festival, Music for a Great Space concert series in North Carolina, recitals and master classes at MTAC’s 2017 convention. Ms. Wang began studying the piano and cello at age four and ten respectively. She came to the United States in 1992 and became a scholarship student of Eleonore Schoenfeld at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. She continued her Bachelor and Masters Degree in Performance at the Juilliard School with Zara Nelsova, Darrett Adkins, and Joel Krosnick and has studied orchestral and chamber music performance with Alan Stepansky, Jonathan Feldman, Andre Emelianoff and members of Cleveland, Guaneri, Shanghai, and Juilliard String Quartets. She has participated in music festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland), and Spoleto Music Festival (Italy) and Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara). In 2011, Ms. Wang received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from City University of New York under the guidance of Marcy Rosen. Her dissertation focused on comparative analysis of cello teaching and performing techniques of cellists Julius Klengel and Hugo Becker.