Violinist Marian Yang, hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as a performer of great "panache," works as a private teacher and free lance musician in the Palo Alto area. Born into a musical family, she began violin lessons at the age of five and has grown into a musician of great technical skill and musical sensitivity.
Marian specializes in contemporary string music and has worked with many outstanding composers and ensembles in the Bay Area. Her recent performance of the Berg Violin Concerto was well received by the San Francisco Examiner. She has performed regularly at San Francisco Conservatory of Music as part of the BluePrint New Music Series and continues to play regularly with new music ensembles in the Bay Area. Recent projects include a solo violin and electronics performance with New York based composer Patrick Castillo at the 2015 Hot Air Music Festival in San Francisco and performances with jazz composer Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center. She is a regular performer with San Francisco-based opera company Opera Parallele and the California Pops Orchestra.
In addition to her performance career, Marian runs a private violin studio with locations in based Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. She is a Suzuki-trained instructor and received her training from Cathryn Lee at the Northern California Suzuki Institute. Marian believes in nurturing the whole student as part of a well-rounded education. Her teaching emphasizes whole body awareness, solid technique, and careful listening skills. Marian's students are actively involved in both the California Youth Symphony and local school orchestra programs.
Marian has a Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Bettina Mussumeli. She has attended many notable music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and the Castleman Quartet Program. Marian also received her Bachelor of Music from Ohio State University, where she studied with Kia-Hui Tan and graduated summa cum laude with honors in the arts. Marian was the 2012 winner of the OSU School of Music Concerto Competition and performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the OSU Symphony.