Chihsuan Yang

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Spring 6-5-2018


Chihsuan Yang interview by Omar Dyette.


Bio: Winner of the 3Arts Award in 2015 and the 2016 Camargo Foundation Fellow in France. Chihsuan was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to the United States at the age of 15. Being a Classically-trained violinist/pianist her whole life, Chihsuan acquired the skills to expand horizons beyond tradition, and it also granted her fluency in the universal language of music. As an eclectic and versatile violinist, erhu player, and pianist, actively engaged in the music scene around the globe, Chihsuan’s body of work spans across a multitude of genres and reaches beyond borders. Chihsuan has performed with a wide variety of artists from Yo-Yo Ma and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, to Kings of Leon, Lana Del Rey, and Regina Spektor, and has even played for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Chihsuan is also a long-standing member of the legendary, Chicago-based Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, and a member of the flamenco ensemble, Las Guitarras de España. Chihsuan continues to work and record with a variety of world class artists, and in 2014 released her debut solo EP Ways to Say Hello, a mix of original compositions. In 2016, She started an electronic/world duo ESCP and is currently recording her next studio album.

(Bio Courtesy of the Artist)