Yangxin Song began to play the violin with her father when she was three years old. At the age of five, she began studying with Mingjian Liu, a violin educator and violin maker in China. She performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major with an orchestra when she was nine. By age 14, she had successfully performed ten standard concertos and 24 caprices by Paganini. She has had recitals and concerts in significant venues including the Wuhan Qintai Grand Theatre, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Hubei Theatre, Xian’ning Grand Theatre, and Poly Theatre.
In 2014, Ms. Song participated in the Schoenfield International Violin Competition and the CCTV Piano and Violin Competition. In 2018, she participated in the second Siqing Lu Shenzhen Futian International String Festival and Competition, where she was instructed by musicians including Joel Smirnoff, Sophie Rowell, and Siqing Lv. She has also taken master classes with Eugene Drucker, Movses Pogossian, The Shanghai Quartet, Bing Wang, and Julia Glenn.
In 2019, Ms. Song performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major with the Wuhan Chamber Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marian Simons. She and her quartet (which was instructed by Weigang Li) won first prize in the China Youth Music Competition, and a gold medal in the 2020 Vienna International Chamber Music Competition. In July 2021, she was selected for the Chinese Young Musicians Program at the Tianjin Juilliard School. In October 2022, she won the Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition and earned the opportunity to perform with The Orchestra Now at Symphony Space in 2024.
Ms. Song is currently a third-year B.M. degree student at the Bard Conservatory with a full scholarship, studying violin with Daniel Phillips and instructed by Honggang Li and Gil Shaham, and studying viola with Melissa Reardon. In addition to her music major, she is also pursuing a B.A. degree in psychology at Bard College.
Yangxin Song will perform with The Orchestra Now on February 18, 2024.
Bio: Jan 2024