Alan Yang was born in China to a family of musicians. He received his Cello Performance Bachelor’s degree from Wu-Han Conservatory of Music in China and went on to achieve his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma in Cello Performance from Indiana University in the U.S.
During his study at the Wu-Han Conservatory of Music, Alan was a member of the East Symphony Orchestra and the East Chamber Orchestra. In 2001, he became a member of The First China Cello Orchestra, led by the Swiss Cello master Albert Roman. The highly gifted members of the orchestra were all selected from China’s leading music academies. They performed in Sils, Scuol, Luzern, and Basel in Switzerland, and Beijing, Ji Nan, Shanghai and Su Zhou in China. In 2003, Alan was invited to perform at the Elitist Concert organized by the Texas Chinese Performing Arts Association. He was awarded the prestigious “Honor Citizen Certificate Award’’ by the Dallas city government.
Alan has been teaching private cello lessons since 2002 and has been teaching full time in the Bay Area since 2006. He is a faculty of Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, a member of the CMTANC and American String Teachers Association and has been a member of the faculty of the California Youth Chinese Orchestra.He has played for Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Silicon Valley Philharmonic, Silicon Valley Symphony, and was the Principal Cellist of South Bay Symphony. Alan has also instructed the beginner and intermediate string orchestras at Hopkins Junior High in Fremont.
Alan’s students have won many competitions, including the CMTANC International Music Competition, Enkor International Competition, United State Open Music Competition, Spotlight National Youth Music Competition, IGM Competition, Global Online Great Composers Competition, Global International Music Competition, USIMC, Quebec International Music Competition, Grand Maestro International Competition, Young Maestro Competition, KAMSA Competition, Fremont Symphony Youth Recitalist Competition, Silicon Valley Youth Music Competition, American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, and performances by invitation in Carnegie Hall.
Alan’s students have participated in various youth symphonies in the Bay Area including CYCS, SFSYS, SJYS, CYS, GSYO,FYSO and CODA All -State Jr High School Orchestra. In addition to his teaching experience, Alan is a professional brass and woodwind instruments repair technician and loves to compose music.