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         Hailed as one of the most energetic, most passionate and respected erhu masters today, Yue (Cathy)Yang studied at the central Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of well-known erhu educator professor Jiemin Yan. Yue(Cathy) Yang won First Prize at the LONG YIN Instrumental Soloist Competition , Gold Medal at the China ministry of culture annual music competition music in1999. Silver medal at the TIANHUA CUP National Youth Erhu Competition in 2001.After winning the first prize in the China, Yue (Cathy)Yang launched on a truly international performing career. She toured the US, Germany, Japan, France, South Africa, Hong Kong and China extensively and featured as a soloist with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, China National Traditional Orchestra, and University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra etc. Yue(Cathy) Yang has also performed many recitals, including appearances at the Carnegie hall, The United Nations is headquartered in New York, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, City Hall Concert Hall (Hong Kong), Billions of people around the world have watched her on CCTV, China's most watched TV station. Yue (Cathy)Yang has been a featured soloist performing for Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
      Yue (Cathy) Yang performs in the styles of classical, jazz, funk, bluegrass, Asian folk, and Latin American music. Highlights of the recent season's engagements include a Carnegie Hall solo and chamber performance in February of 2019; commissioning and world premiere of Bright Sheng’s piano quartet for 6-wire trio (erhu,violin & piano) and cello in New York and Hong Kong in 2019; ; China and Israel tour of the world premiere of Mark Hagerty’s concerto “Beyond These Horizons” for solo erhu, solo violin and solo percussion;
      Yue (Cathy)Yang is a member of “6-wire” a crossover ensemble in residence at the University of Delaware .Yue (Cathy)Yang is represented by the California Artists Management.