Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as First Prize in the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, has won critical acclaim worldwide for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity.
In North America, Yu recently appeared as a soloist with a number of major orchestras including the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver, Houston, Colorado, North Carolina, San Antonio, Puerto Rico, and Charlotte symphonies, as well as the Rochester and Calgary Philharmonic among others. Internationally, he has appeared with the New Zealand Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Norwegian Radio Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Oslo Philharmonic.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in a number of world-renowned venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Louvre in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston. He is also a frequent guest artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Yu is also a frequent guest at major summer music festivals including the Ravinia, Aspen, Grant Park, Chamber Music Northwest, Verbier and Bergen festivals in the U.S. and Europe. He also serves as artist faculty at Music @ Menlo, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Taos Music Festival.
Born in Inner Mongolia China, Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees as well as the prestigious Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, and served as Mr. Weilerstein’s teaching assistant.
Yu joined the faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in 2015, and also served as a guest faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the summer of 2020, he became the newest member of the Shanghai Quartet, and served as Artist-in-Residence at Montclair State University. In the fall of 2021, he joined The Tianjin Juilliard School as resident faculty.
Yu currently performs on the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.