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Winner of the prestigious 3Arts Award and a Camargo Foundation Fellow in France. Chihsuan Yang (Violin, Erhu, Piano), a native of Taiwan, 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 winner David Foster 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, Corky Siegel's ChamberBlues, Chihsuan has 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 Chicago Opera Theatre, Fulcrum Point Music Project, Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago, Access Contemporary Music, Yellow River Performing Arts, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony, Metropolis Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Ensemble Del Niente, and International Chamber Artists.


Chihsuan's work reaches beyond live music and can also be heard on the trailer for the feature film Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as well as in independent film “Forced Perspective”. In 2014, Chihsuan performed on recordings for Brian Wilson's 11th studio album "No Pier Pressure," and recorded with him on “Soundstage” for PBS with at the Venetian Theater in Las Vegas, and went on North America tour with Bollywood mega star, Arijit Singh. Later she appeared on more "Soundstage" productions with singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Jim Peterick for Survivor and Katherine McPhee. In 2016, she also joined on a national tour with REM's bassist, Mike Mills. 


While being featured as a soloist in various recordings and performances, 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 Global/Electronic compositions in 2014. Her composition of “Hanoi” with guitarist Carlo Basile was awarded finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2018. Chihsuan is currently recording a studio album with her brand new electronic/acoustic duo ESCP along with Bob Garrett. They plan on releasing it in 2019.

 

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

 

2018

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

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

February 18           ESCP                Apple Store Michigan Ave            Chicago, Illinois       Event Website

February 19           Chicago Flamenco Fest  City Winery                      Chicago, Illinois       Event Website

February 25           Chamberblues        Live @ 210                          Highwood, Illinois      Event Website

April 28              World Music Fest    California Institute of Arts        Los Angeles, CA         Event Website

April 29              Chamberblues        City Winery                         Nashville, Tennessee    Event Website

May 25                Chamberblues        AMP by Strathmore                   Bethesda, Maryland      Info to come

June 23               Chamberblues        Colonial Fox Theater                Pittsburg, Kansas       Event Website

July 6                Chamberblues        City Winery                         Chicago, Illinois       Event Website

July 8                Chamberblues        Acorn Theater                       Three Oaks, Michigan    Event Website

July 29               North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)                Las Vegas, Nevada       Event Website

August 25             Oskar Cartaya       Casa Arjona                         Long Beach, California  Event Website

Octorber 15           Ensemble Surabhi    City Winery                         Chicago, Illinois       Event Website

Octorber 20           Chamberblues        Acorn Theater                       Three Oaks, Michigan    Event Website

Octorber 21           Chamberblues        SPACE                               Evanston, Illinois      Event Website

November 2 Oskar Cartaya Valencia Academy of the Arts Los Angeles, California

November 15 ESCP In the Realm of Senses Chicago, Illinois Event Website

November 16           Chamberblues        Freedom Hall                        Park Forest, Illinois   Info to come

November 17 ESCP In the Realm of Senses Chicago, Illinois Event Website

2019

January 7             Ensemble Surabhi    World Music Club                    Hanoi, Vietnam          Info to come

January 8             Ensemble Surabhi    University of Hanoi Arts School     Hanoi, Vietnam          Info to come

January 9             Ensemble Surabhi    Young Beat School                   Hanoi, Vietnam          Info to come

January 10            Ensemble Surabhi    World Music Club                    Hanoi, Vietnam          Info to come

January 27 & 28       Chamberblues        Mexico Tour                         Mazatlan, Mexico        Info to come

February 10 Chamberblues LIVE @ 210 Chicago, Illinois Info to come

October 2 Chamberblues City Winery Washington, DC Info to come