top of page

"Plays classical violin with the charisma of a rockstar"

- THE BOSTON GLOBE

RECENT NEWS

2023
GRAMMY AWARD 
WINNER

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Spotify Icon
  • Black Apple Music Icon
  • Black Amazon Icon

BIOGRAPHY

GRAMMY Award-winning artist and recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award, Charles Yang has been described by The Boston Globe as one who "plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” The Juilliard graduate began his violin studies with his mother, Sha Zhu, in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow. He has performed as soloist with orchestras and in concert throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China and Taiwan.  On June 9th of 2005, the Mayor of Austin presented Mr. Yang with his own "Charles Yang Day.” In 2016 Mr. Yang joined the multi-genre string-band Time for Three as violinist and lead singer.

Not only confined to classical styles, Mr. Yang's improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, electric violinist, and vocalist have led him to featured performances at festivals including The Aspen Music Festival, The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival, Caramoor, Interlochen, The YouTube Music Awards, TED, and Google Zeitgeist. He has performed at some of the world’s most celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Lincoln Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rudolfinum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royal Danish Theatre, Joe’s Pub, ACL Live, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Forbidden City in Beijing, among many others. He has performed in the presence of two former US Presidents, the Queen of Denmark, and has shared the stage in collaborations with artists including Peter Dugan, Michael Thurber and CDZA, Steve Miller, Jesse Colin Young, Joshua Bell, Jake Shimabukuro, Ray Benson, Savion Glover, Twyla Tharp, Misty Copeland and Jon Batiste.

An adventurous composer, arranger, songwriter and collaborator, Mr. Yang’s works have been featured in projects for Glamour and Pentagram. In 2021 he co-wrote the original score to Robin Wright’s 2021 feature film, Land.  Time for Three’s album, “Letters for the Future” with Xian Zhang and The Philadelphia Orchestra featuring concertos written by Kevin Puts and Jennifer Higdon, won the 2023 GRAMMY award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.”

Mr. Yang’s career has been followed by various news media including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, The Austin Chronicle and The Strad. He is also featured in Nick Romeo's book, Driven as well as Discovery Channel's Curiosity.

Of note, The Texas Observer stated, “Mr. Yang is a true crossover artist, a pioneer who can hop between classical and popular music and bring fresh ideas to fans of both genres. Rather than maintaining an insular focus and simply assuming that an audience for classical music will always exist, he wants to actively create that audience, to persuade and seduce others into enjoying a type of music as passionately as he does.”

Charles Yang performs on the 1854 “ex-Soil” J.B. Vuillaume as well as a 2017 Jeff Phillips.  

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
ABOUT
RECENT
SCORED 

THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

WITH TIME FOR THREE & BEN SOLEE
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Spotify Icon
  • Black Apple Music Icon
  • Black Amazon Icon

"...as adept at improvising blues on his fiddle as carving out note-perfect classical."

THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

CONCERTS

10/6

THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

TIME FOR THREE

 

Friday October 6 2023 7:30 PM

Stateside at the Paramount

719 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

10/7

THE PERSHING

TIME FOR THREE

 

Saturday October 7 2023 7:35 PM

The Pershing

2415 E 5th St,

Austin, TX 78702

10/11

THE MANN CENTER

TIME FOR THREE

and Chill Moody

 

Wednesday October 11 2023 8:00 PM

TD Pavilion at the Mann

5201 Parkside Ave,

Philadelphia, PA 19131

10/14

LIMA SYMPHONY

KORNGOLD CONCERTO

with Andrew Crust and the Lima Symphony

 

Saturday October 14 2023 7:30 PM

Veterans Memorial Civic Center

7 Town Square,

Lima, OH 45801

10/26

NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY

TIME FOR THREE

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with

Alasdair Neale and the New Haven Symphony

 

Thursday October 26 2023 7:30 PM

Woolsey Hall

500 College St,

New Haven, CT 06511

11/2

TIME FOR THREE
X
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

ECHO

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with Paul Taylor Dance Company  

David LaMarche and the Orchestra of St. Luke's

 

Thursday November 2 2023 7:00 PM

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza,

New York, NY 10023

11/4

TIME FOR THREE
X
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

ECHO

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with Paul Taylor Dance Company  

David LaMarche and the Orchestra of St. Luke's

 

Saturday November 4 2023 8:00 PM

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza,

New York, NY 10023

11/9

TIME FOR THREE
X
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

ECHO

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with Paul Taylor Dance Company  

David LaMarche and the Orchestra of St. Luke's

 

Thursday November 9 2023 7:00 PM

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza,

New York, NY 10023

11/18

SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

TIME FOR THREE

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with

Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony

 

Saturday November 18 2023 7:30 PM

The Granada Theatre

1214 State St,

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

11/19

SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

TIME FOR THREE

Kevin Puts' "Contact" with

Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony

 

Saturday November 18 2023 3:00 PM

The Granada Theatre

1214 State St,

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

12/3

SINFONIA GULF COAST

TIME FOR THREE

 

Sunday December 3 2023 10:30 AM

Crystal Ballroom

200 Henderson Resort Way,

Destin, FL 32541

12/7

BOERNE PERFORMING ARTS

TIME FOR THREE

 

Thursday December 7 2023 7:30 PM

Boerne Champion Auditorium

201 Charger Blvd,

Boerne, TX 78006

12/9

SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

TIME FOR THREE

 

Saturday December 9 2023 7:00 PM

Spa Little Theater

19 Roosevelt Dr,

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

12/10

CATAMOUNT ARTS

TIME FOR THREE

 

Sunday December 10 2023 7:00 PM

Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT

12/22

PERELMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

TIME FOR THREE

 

Friday December 22 2023 8:00 PM

The Perelman Performing Arts Center

251 Fulton Street
New YorkNY 10007

Concerts

MEDIA

Media

"...crystalline yet muscular playing."

THE FINANCIAL TIMES

"...excellent soloist"

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Contact

Say Hello!

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page