Angelo Xiang Yu

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as Senior 1st Prize in the 2010 Menuhin Competition, has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity.

Angelo recently appeared with a number of major orchestras in North America, including the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver, Houston, Colorado, North Carolina, San Antonio, and Charlotte Symphonies. Internationally, he has appeared with the New Zealand Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Norwegian Radio, and Munich Chamber Orchestras, and the Oslo Philharmonic. 

An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in world-renowned venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Louvre Museum in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall in New York, and Boston Symphony Hall. Angelo is also a frequent guest at major summer music festivals including the Ravinia, Verbier, Grant Park, Bergen, Menlo, Sarasota, and Aspen Festivals. 

Angelo currently resides in Boston. He performs on the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

“I grew up listening to the recordings of Yehudi Menuhin. His music and humanity were one of the main reasons why I decided to become a violinist. It has been 10 years since I participated in the Menuhin Competition, yet I still remember the friendly environment and positive energy from everybody. It is a perfect place for young artists to share beautiful music with the audience and celebrate Lord Menuhin's legacy. I'm deeply honored to join the Jury of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021, and very much look forward to meeting and listening to all the wonderful young violinists.”