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Winner of the prestigious 3Arts Award in 2015, Chihsuan Yang (Violin, Erhu, Piano) uprooted to the United States at the age of 15. A native of Taiwan, Chihsuan began studying music at a very early age. Today, her renowned skill and eclectic versatility with the violin, erhu, and piano can be heard throughout the globe. From playing with Yo-Yo Ma and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, to Grammy Award winning Kings of Leon and playing for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Chihsuan’s body of work spans across a multitude of genres and reaches beyond borders. 

As a long-standing member of the legendary, Chicago-based Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Chihsuan has literally toured the world over and participated in such highly acclaimed stages and music festivals as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Lollapalooza, SXSW, World Music Festival Chicago, CMJ, Feria de las Artes in Sinaloa, Mexico, and Festival de Musica de Camara in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Her expansive collaborations carry over to Las Guitars de Espana, a Spanish guitar/flamenco ensemble and frequently performs with Grammy nominated artist, Matthew Santos. She has performed with a myriad of chamber music ensembles, including the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago, Fulcrum Point Music Project, Chicago Opera Theatre, Access Contemporary Music, Yellow River Performing Arts, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony, Metropolis Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Ensemble Del Niente, and International Chamber Artists.

Her participation with high-profile projects continues with the original world musical, Sita Ram. In collaboration with the Lookingglass Theatre, Natya Dance Teatre, and Chicago Children’s Choir, Sita Ram earned three nominations for the Joseph Jefferson Awards and was relaunched at Chicago’s Harris Theatre with renowned success.

Chihsuan's work reaches beyond live music and can also be heard on the trailer for the biographical historical drama Hyde Park on Hudson, staring Bill Murray. In 2014, Chihsuan performed on recordings for Brian Wilson's 11th studio album "No Pier Pressure," recorded on PBS “Soundstage” with Brian Wilson at the Venetian Theater in Las Vegas, and in 2015, recorded with Jim Peterik from the band Survivor and toured with Bollywood mega star, Arijit Singh.

While being featured as a soloist in various recordings, concerts, and symphonies, Chihsuan continues to work and record with a variety of artists and released her debut solo album Ways to Say Hello, a mix of original World/Electronic compositions. Chihsuan is currently recording her second studio album and planning on releasing it in the coming year.

 

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

 

 

April 1, 2017         ESCP                Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater          Chicago, Illinois

April 8, 2017       Chamberblues        Blizzard Auditorium                 Elgin, Illinois

April 9, 2017         Chamberblues        Acorn Theater                       Three Oaks, Michigan

May 25-26, 2017       Chamberblues        Strathmore PAC                   Bethesda, Maryland   Event Website

June 2, 2017          Chamberblues        City Winery Chicago                 Chicago, Illinois

June 3-4, 2017        Chamberblues        Thrasher Opera House                Green Lake, Wisconsin

June 16, 2017         W/ Matthew Santos   Martyrs                             Chicago, Illinois      Event Website

June 22, 2017         W/ Matthew Santos   Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion   Chicago, Illinois      Event Website  

July 9, 2017          Chamberblues        Long Grove Festival                 Long Grove, Illinois   Event Website

July 29, 2017         Chamberblues        Beverly Arts Center                 Beverly, Illinois      Event Website

October 6, 2017       ESCP                Asian American Jazz Festival        Chicago, Illinois

February 2, 2018      Chamberblues        McIntyre Hall                       Mt. Vernon, Washington Event Website

February 3, 2018      Chamberblues        John Shedd Institute for the Arts   Eugene, Oregon         Event Website