Called “an unquestioned master of the violin” (American Record Guide) who “rises above her competition” (Fanfare), Tianwa Yang has quickly established herself as a leading international performer and recording artist. The young violinist, a resident of Germany and heralded by the Detroit News as “the most important violinist to come on the scene in many a year”, has debuted with such major orchestras as the Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in addition to the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, MDR Radio Symphony Leipzig, SWR Symphony Baden-Baden and Freiburg, German Radio Philharmonic, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
Other international engagements include those at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival, Montpellier Festival, Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore Hall London, Salle Pleyel Paris, Philharmonic Hall Berlin and Gewandhaus Leipzig.
As a critically acclaimed recording artist for Naxos, Tianwa Yang released the complete solo sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe, which immediately won several awards, and both Mendelssohn violin concertos, earning her the title “one of the best new violinists of the new century” by Musicweb-International.
Raised in the Chinese capital city, Tianwa Yang began studying violin at the age of four. Demonstrating unquestionable ability, she won six competitions as a young child. At the age of ten she was accepted to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing as a student of Lin Yaoji. Tianwa Yang recorded the 24 Paganini Caprices at the age of thirteen, making her the youngest artist to release the works. In 2003 she was awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service to study chamber music in Germany, marking the beginning of her European career.
She is grateful to Lin Yaoji, Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn and Anner Bylsma for the musical insight and support they have offered throughout her career.
Tianwa Yang performs on a Guarneri del Gesu (1730) on kind loan from Mr. Kei Mei Rin in Singapore.