Dr. Sung Ho Yang is an active concert pianist who has a deep passion for teaching young artists. He has appeared in concert halls around the world, including solo recitals in Barcelona, Spain; Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Wisconsin; Palm Springs, California; Foggia, Italy; and Seoul, South Korea. In the last year, he made his New Jersey debut at Eric Brown Theater in Tenafly. Dr. Yang has performed as a concerto soloist with the University of Wisconsin, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Seoul National University Orchestra, and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra as a laureate in the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition.
Dr. Yang's wide range of repertoires include chamber ensemble for brass, woodwind, and string. He works as collaborative pianist with diverse artists, such as cellist Karen Poleshuck in Eric Brown Theater and with violinist Yong Tae Kim in Nyack Public Library. He has the pleasure of collaborating with vibrant young prodigies in Bruno Walter Auditorium, DeMenna Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall. Since February 2016, he worked at the Thurnauer School of Music as a collaborative pianist before joining the faculty at New Jersey City University.
During his musical career, Dr. Yang has demonstrated an interest in twentieth century music by performing the works of Stockhausen, Messiaen, Boulez, and Rzewski. His graduate education at the University of Wisconsin, developed his capabilities as a researcher that assist his performances of twentieth century music. His thesis is entitled "Pierre Boulez's Technique of Alternating Dissonances in his Second Piano Sonata, Lent," and analyzes the work in both technical and nontechnical terms, an undertaking that many scholars have avoided for fear of being too controversial and complex. By applying Allen Forte's musical set theory and ideas from Fred Everett Maus’ Music As Drama to performance, Dr. Yang will help performers and listeners understand the unfamiliarity of this pinnacle work from the twentieth century.
I own Steinway B-sized piano (serial 559000) in my apartment in Dumont, New Jersey. For intermediate students, I use my studio. At the students' recital, I found venue in NV Factory or other recording studios with a nice piano.