Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu's astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and exceptional musical maturity have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide. In addition to winning First Prize as well as the Bach and Audience Prizes at the Menuhin Competition, Mr. Yu was awarded the 2nd prize at the Lipinski Wieniawski International Violin Competition, and the 3rd prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
In March 2017, he was chosen to join the roster of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, beginning with the 18/19 season.
In North America, Angelo Xiang Yu’s recent and upcoming orchestral engagements include appearances with the orchestras in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Houston, as well as with the North Carolina, Alabama, Charlotte, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Grand Rapids, Toledo, Modesto, Tucson, Elgin, Binghamton and Lake Forest symphonies. In the summer of 2016, he participated for the second season in a row in Portland, Oregon’s Chamber Music Northwest festival and made his debut at the Green Music Center Chamberfest in Sonoma, California. Internationally, he has appeared with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlights of his 17/18 season include debuts with the Colorado and Pasadena symphonies, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival in downtown Chicago and his recital debut at the Ravinia Festival; re-engagements with the North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Lake Forest symphonies; a return to Jordan Hall in Boston; and a debut appearance with the New Zealand Symphony with performances throughout the country.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Yu has performed in a number of world renowned venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Louvre Auditorium in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Concert Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston. He has also appeared in several of the world’s leading summer music festivals including the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bergen Festival and the Perlman Music Program. During the 12/13 season, Mr. Yu was invited to tour with Miriam Fried and chamber musicians from the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute and performed concerts in New York, Chicago, Florida and throughout New England.
Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. Mr. Yu earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was the recipient of the Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship in Violin and was a student of Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, and served as the teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein. He was the only instrumentalist invited to be a candidate for NEC’s most prestigious Artist Diploma, which he was awarded in May 2014.
Mr. Yu currently resides in Boston. He performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.