Joyce Yang first came to international attention in 2005 when, as the youngest contestant at 19 years old, she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and a year later made her New York Philharmonic debut .
Joyce Yang received the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant and earned her first Grammy nomination for her recording of Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann with violinist Augustin Hadelich
Notable orchestral engagements have included the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and BBC Philharmonic, among others.
As a recitalist, Joyce Yang has performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Chicago’s Symphony Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, and all throughout Australia.
In the 2023/2024 season, Yang shares her versatile repertoire performing with the Milwaukee Symphony, Utah Symphony, Kansas City Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Knoxville Symphony, among others, and in recital, in numerous cities including Washington, DC, St. Louis, and Rochester, as well as in several cities in Australia.
Yang appears in the film In the Heart of Music, a documentary about the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She is a Steinway artist.